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Main Title Environment consequences of wood and other biomass sources of energy /
Author Coates, Joseph F. ; Hitchcock, Henry H. ; Heinz, Lisa
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Author Title of a Work
Hitchcock, Henry H.
Heinz, Lisa.
CORP Author Coates (J.F.), Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/8-82/017; EPA-68-02-3642
Stock Number PB82-249137
OCLC Number 48471644
Additional Subjects Biomass ; Environmental surveys ; Wood ; Public health ; Ecology ; Agricultural wastes ; Food processing ; Air pollution ; Risks ; Forecasting ; Methyl alcohol ; Manures ; Solid wastes
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NTIS  PB82-249137 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 243 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
Current important researchg needs whose results will be critical to EPA's mission in the next two to three decades with regard to a major expansion in the use of biomass, as an energy source are identified. Biomass currently contributes about 2.4 quads or 3% to the total national energy consumption of approximately 80 quads. There are no technological limitations of any importance on a 2 to 6 fold expansion of biomass energy to 5-15 quads over the next 20 to 30 years. The most likely and promising candidate for immediate and longer-range expansion in energy use is wood (5-10 quads) followed by agricultural and food processing wastes and manures in substantially less quantities (0.8-1.2 quads). Exploitation of grasses and crops would comprise the remainder. The three big risks to the environment and to human health from an expanded use of woody biomass are: health risks from residential wood burning; toxic air pollution from biomass derived methanol as automobile fuel; and broad scale disruption of forest ecosystems. Primary and secondary research and research objectives are defined with regard to these and other risks and opportunities.
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Caption title. "April 1982." "EPA-600/8-82-017." Microfiche.