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Title: Biomass for Small Scale Heat and Power

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2004

Author(s): Olstad, adele

Publication Year: 2004  View PDF »

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Category: TechLines

Abstract: Biomass energy technology for small-scale systems holds tremendous opportunities for offsetting local energy needs. The State and Private Forestry Technology Marketing Unit (TMU), located at the Forest Products Laboratory, provides assistance to rural communities and businesses to diversify and expand their economic opportunities by developing value-added uses for thinned material from the forest. In one of TMU?s latest projects, they teamed with the U.S. Department of Energy, through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to demonstrate nationwide the use of a small-scale biomass system that produces 15 kW of electricity by gasifying wood chips. When this technology is commercially available, it will provide a reliable and efficient source of heat and power, using both agricultural and forest residues (also see TechLine Wood Biomass for Energy).

Keywords: -Biomass, energy, BioMax, gasifier, heat, power, Techline-

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