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Biomass and Biofuels by Thallada Bhaskar, Shibu Jose

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Chapter 14

Policy Mechanisms to Implement and Support Biomass and Biofuel Projects in the United States

Pankaj Lal,1 Pralhad Burli,1 and Janaki Alavalapati2

1Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA

2 Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA

14.1 Introduction

In recent years, bioenergy—energy produced using plants, trees, and other organic matter—has aroused interest, given its potential to bolster a country’s energy security, manufacturing, job creation, and the possibility of reducing environmental impacts through greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions (Childs and Bradley 2007). Forest and agricultural ...

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