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Residual biomass could power part of Midwest US

Nov. 30, 2011 - Residual biomass found in the Midwestern states could potentially be used to sustainably generate 15 percent of the electricity needed for the area.


November 30, 2011
By David Manly

Nov. 30, 2011 – Residual biomass found in the Midwestern states could
potentially be used to sustainably generate 15 percent of the
electricity needed for the area.

According to a report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, entitled Harnessing the Power of Biomass Residuals: Opportunities and Challenges for Midwestern Renewable Energy, explores conversion technologies in mature and various stages of
development, including anaerobic digestion, a leading contender for
those having the most potential in the Midwest.

In the report, the Midwest has the potential to increase its biomass power generation substantially from its current production of 33 MW (or about 2 percent of electrical capacity of the area).

For more information, the report can be viewed here.

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