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Biomass Inventory and Bioenergy Assessment: An Evaluation of Organic Material Resources for Bioenergy Production in Washington State

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05-07-047December 2005April 2011
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Author(s) Fuchs, M.R. and Frear, C. et. al
Description A biomass inventory and bioenergy assessment for Washington State was completed, producing this final report as well as a web accessible computer database complete with GIS maps on a Visual Basic platform ( The goal of the study was to inventory Washington’s bioresources as a first essential step for all related planning efforts to implement the state Beyond Waste strategy for reduction of organic residuals in solid waste. This inventory also represents a first step toward a sustainable energy policy and vision within the state since information on type and geographic distribution of biomass was perceived as critical for feasibility analysis and project prioritization.
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Keywords straw, Web, mapping, organics, inventory, resource, jobs, product, evaluation, assessment, waste, Puget Sound, beyond waste
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