Policy mechanisms to implement and support biomass and biofuel projects in the United States

Pankaj Lal, Pralhad Burli, Janaki Alavalapati

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Abstract

In recent years, bioenergy—energy produced using plants, trees, and other organic matter—has aroused interest, given its potential to bolster a country’s energy security, manufacturing, job creation, and the possibility of reducing environmental impacts through greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions (Childs and Bradley 2007). Forest and agricultural biomass-based energy sources are being considered as an immediately feasible alternative for reducing GHG, especially carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning and land-use change (Abbasi and Abbasi 2010; U.S. Department of Energy [USDOE] 2011a; Gan and Cashore 2013). Government and private sector investment in biomass-based energy sources has surged in many areas of the world (Lal et al. 2013).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomass and Biofuels
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution
PublisherCRC Press
Pages279-297
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781466595323
ISBN (Print)9781466595316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Lal, P., Burli, P., & Alavalapati, J. (2015). Policy mechanisms to implement and support biomass and biofuel projects in the United States. In Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution (pp. 279-297). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b18398