Electric power production from biomass has the potential to make significant contributions to the power mix in the U.S., and to do so with substantially fewer environmental impacts than current technologies. Using dedicated energy crops for power production will significantly close the carbon cycle, reduce and stabilize feedstock costs, increase the feasible size of biomass power plants, and provide economic benefits to agricultural communities.

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Contact Person: 
Margaret Mann
Contact Organization: 
NREL
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Author: 
Mann, Maggie
Publication Year: 
1996
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