Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop

The Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted two workshops on Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs with Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories. The first workshop focused on forestry landscapes and was held in New Bern, NC, from March 4-6, 2014. The second workshop focused on agricultural landscapes and was held in Argonne, IL, from June 24-26, 2014. Landscape design offers a promising means for sustainably increasing bioenergy production while maintaining or enhancing other ecosystem services.

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Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs—Workshop One: Forestry Landscapes

The Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted a workshop on Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs on March 4-6 in partnership with Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories. Landscape design offers a promising means for sustainably increasing bioenergy production while maintaining or enhancing other ecosystem services.

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March 04 - March 06
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Bioenergy Technologies Office
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Biomass Water Footprinting Tool

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August 08
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Price Projections of Feedstocks for Biofuels and Biopower in the U.S.

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The economic availability of biomass resources is a critical component in evaluating the commercial
viability of biofuels. To evaluate projected farmgate prices and grower payments needed to procure 295
million dry Mg (325 million dry tons) of biomass in the U.S. by 2022, this research employs POLYSYS, an
economic model of the U.S. agriculture sector. A price-run simulation suggests that a farmgate price of
$58.42 Mg1 ($53.00 dry ton1) is needed to procure this supply, while a demand-run simulation

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July 07
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ORNL
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2013 Feedstock Supply and Price Projections and Sensitivity Analysis

Abstract: Farmgate prices (i.e. price delivered roadside ready for loading and transport) for biomass
feedstocks directly infl uence biofuel prices. Using the latest available data, marginal (i.e. price for the
last ton) farmgate prices of $51, $63, and $67 dry ton–1 ($2011) are projected as necessary to provide
21 billion gallons of biofuels from about 250 million dry tons of terrestrial feedstocks in 2022 under
price-run deterministic, demand-run deterministic, and stochastic simulations, respectively. Sources

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July 07
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Climate Risk Management for the U.S. Cellulosic Biofuels Supply Chain

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As U.S. energy policy turns to bioenergy, and second-generation biofuels in particular, to
foster energy security and environmental benefits, consideration should be given to the
implications of climate risk for the incipient bioenergy industry. As a case-in-point, we
review evidence from the 2012 U.S. drought, underscoring the risk of extreme weather
events to the agricultural sector in general, and the bioenergy supply chain in particular,
including reductions in feedstock production and higher prices for agricultural

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July 07
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ORNL
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Bibliography for manuscript "Designing Bioenergy Landscapes for Wildlife"

This bibliography includes salient references used in a manuscript focused on spatial juxtaposition of landscape elements and how these can be arranged to promote wildlife. This was submitted 7/1/2014.

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July 01
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U.S. Woody Crop Potential Yield Database

The database summarizes a very broad set of old and new standing biomass data from plantation-grown hardwoods and softwoods established under a wide range of conditions across the United States and Canada. The WCYP database, together with this document, is being published to disseminate information on what is available in the literature with respect to yield evaluations and to inform people that not all yield data in the open literature are suitable for evaluation of “potential” regional yields.

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April 04
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Lynn Wright
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US Woody Crop Yield Potential Database Documentation with Referenced Yield Summary Tables

A woody crop yield potential (WCYP) database was created containing yield results with as much associated information as was available concerning the sites, soils, and experimental treatments. The database summarizes a very broad set of old and new standing biomass data from plantation-grown hardwoods and softwoods established under a wide range of conditions across the United States and Canada.

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April 04
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Lynn Wright
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Microalgae Water Use and Costs

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A key advantage of using microalgae for biofuel production is the ability of some algal strains to thrive in waters unsuitable for conventional crop irrigation such as saline groundwater or seawater. Nonetheless, the availability of sustainable water supplies will provide significant challenges for scale-up and development of algal biofuels. We conduct a partial techno-economic assessment based on the availability of freshwater, saline groundwater, and seawater for use in open pond algae cultivation systems.

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Andre Coleman
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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