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Duke Energy Academy : Plant Biomass and Fuel

Provides guide to government energy policy information resources for high school students participating in the Duke Energy Academy June 22-28, 2014.

Plant Biomass and Fuel

U.S. Government resources on plant mass and biofuels include:

House Report 115-661 on H.R. 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (House of Representatives Agriculture Committee May 3, 2018reported version of congressional farm legislation which is enacted every 5-6 years. Includes material on biofuels, Congressional Budget Office cost estimate, and dissenting views of committee members.)

Photosynthesis and Biomass Growth (Courtesy:  DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy)

Biomass Energy Basics (DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Lessons Learned from Existing Biomass Power Plants (2000 NREL Study)

Biomass Resource Basics (DOE)

Biomass:  Comparison of Definitions in Legislation (January 6, 2015 CRS Report)

EPA Biofuels Information

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):  An Overview (August 1, 2017 CRS Report)

NREL Biofuel Basics 

DOE Bioenergy

Green Job Hazards: Biofuels (Labor Dept's Occupational Safety & Heatlh Administration (OSHA)

NASA Biofuels

Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS):  Cellulosic Biofuels (January 14, 2015 CRS Report)

USDA Economic Research Service Bioenergy

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