Alternative Fuels Data Center

The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.

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September 16
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EERE
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INL Biomass R&D Resource Library

BFNUF works with universities and industry partners to maintain a library of herbaceous and woody biomass samples. All analyses performed on these samples, including moisture content, compositional analysis, ash content, or fuel characteristics, are included in an extensive web-accessible feedstock properties database.

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September 16
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agriculture Census

The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. The Census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. For America’s farmers and ranchers, the Census of Agriculture is their voice, their future and their responsibility.

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September 16
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BioFuels Atlas

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) originally developed this application for biopower with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency's Blue Skyways Collaborative. The Department of Energy's Office of Biomass Program provided funding for biofuels functionality. More information on funding agencies is available: http://www.blueskyways.org and http://www.eere.energy.gov/biomass/.

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Advancing Sustainable Bioenergy: Evolving Stakeholder Interests and the Relevance of Research

The sustainability of future bioenergy production rests on more than continual improvements in its environmental, economic, and social impacts. The emergence of new biomass feedstocks, an expanding array of conversion pathways, and expected increases in overall bioenergy production are connecting diverse technical, social, and policy communities. These stakeholder groups have different—and potentially conflicting—values and cultures, and therefore different goals and decision making processes. Our aim is to discuss the implications of this diversity for bioenergy researchers.

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May 21
Author: 
Timothy Lawrence Johnson
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Scientific analysis is essential to assess biofuel policy effects: In response to the paper by Kim and Dale on “Indirect landuse change for biofuels: Testing predictions and improving analytical methodologies”

Land-use change (LUC) estimated by economic models has sparked intense international debate. Models estimate how much LUC might be induced under prescribed scenarios and rely on assumptions to generate LUC values. It is critical to test and validate underlying

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May 14
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Biofuels: Effects on Land and Fire

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May 14
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Keith Kline
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A framework for selecting indicators of bioenergy sustainability

A framework for selecting and evaluating indicators of bioenergy sustainability is presented.
This framework is designed to facilitate decision-making about which indicators are useful for assessing
sustainability of bioenergy systems and supporting their deployment. Efforts to develop sustainability
indicators in the United States and Europe are reviewed. The fi rst steps of the framework for
indicator selection are defi ning the sustainability goals and other goals for a bioenergy project or program,

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May 14
Author: 
Virginia Dale
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Environmental indicators for sustainable production of algal biofuels

For analyzing sustainability of algal biofuels, we identify 16 environmental indicators that fall into six categories: soil quality, water quality and quantity, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, and productivity. Indicators are selected to be practical, widely applicable, predictable in response, anticipatory of future changes, independent of scale, and responsive to management.

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May 14
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R. A. Efroymson
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WATER (Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources)

WATER Online assesses water resource use and water quality across the fuel production stages by quantifying water footprint of fuel through feedstock poduction to conversion process with spatial resolution. It is an interactive and visual tool that provides analysis on water demand and its impact on water availability at county, state, and regional scale. WATER adopts a water footprint methodology and contains extensive climate, land use, water resources, and process water data. 
URL: http://water.es.anl.gov

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May Wu
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