RAEL Seminar - Energy from Biomass: A High-Beams Perspective

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:15am

Presented by Lee Lynd – Dartmouth College, Thayer College of Engineering

This presentation will focus on anticipating and evaluating mature
technology for production of energy from plant biomass, drawing in
part from comprehensive analysis carried out as part of the Role of
Biomass in America's Energy Future project. Features of various
biomass feedstocks will be compared. Alternative mature conversion
technologies and technology configurations will be compared and
evaluated in terms of cost effectiveness, thermodynamic efficiency,
and greenhouse gas emission reductions. The question of whether
enough biomass could be produced to meaningfully contribute to
meeting demand for energy services while honoring sustainability
and environmental objectives will be addressed in some detail.

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