How much biomass is there? What types, prices, when will they be available, and produced by whom, and how? These are questions that the US Department of Energy undertook to answer, to address a program-wide need for information on feedstock supplies (quantity, cost, quality).
At the DOE’s Project Peer Review 2017, science team leader Matt Langholtz presented these slides on economic, logistic, and environmental models. The Outcome? Estimates of the potential economic availability of biomass resources (and a first-time assessment of environmental effects).