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Biomass from forestry and agriculture is the best green energy source for Kentucky. This presentation shows the sources and uses of biomass in Kentucky.

Biomass from forestry and agriculture is the best green energy source for Kentucky. This presentation shows the sources and uses of biomass in Kentucky.

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  • Biomass: Green & Sustainable Energy for Kentucky Tom Kimmerer, PhD Moore Ventures LLC Copyright 2010 Moore Ventures LLC, All Rights Reserved
  • What is Green Energy? ? ? US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, Moore Ventures
  • Green Energy is Carbon Neutral ? ? US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, Moore Ventures
  • Renewable Energy in Kentucky Wind US Department of Energy
  • Renewable Energy in Kentucky Wind US Department of Energy
  • Renewable Energy in Kentucky Deep Geothermal US Department of Energy
  • Biomass Resources US Department of Energy
  • Biomass is carbon neutral Moore Ventures
  • What to do with Biomass Poet Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, South Dakota Power Plant, Kentucky, photo by Moore Ventures
  • How To Use Biomass Source: McDade & Campbell, UC Merced,
  • US Biopower – Direct Combustion Current Production: 4 Quadrillion BTU Current Capacity: 11 GW All other renewables: 3.4 Quads Pictures courtesy of www.industcards.com , CMS Energy and Moore Ventures
  • US Biopower GIS by Moore Ventures
    • Routes to Combustion:
    • Co-firing (5-50%)
    • Conversion of existing coal plants
    • Greenfield construction
    US Biopower – Direct Combustion Well established, growing demand Moore Ventures
    • Pyrolysis
      • 500-800 C
      • Gas and/or liquid products
      • Feedstock
        • Biomass
        • MSW
        • Sewage sludge
    US Biopower – Gasification Plants under construction now Diagram from Nexterra.ca
  • Biorefineries Near future: 3-5 Years Moore Ventures
  • Biofuel Resources US Department of Energy, Moore Ventures
  • Regional Resources Regional Land Cover. Forests in green Moore Ventures
  • Biofuel Resources - Wood Moore Ventures, US Department of Energy
  • Biofuel Resources
    • Waste Wood
      • Disaster Wood
      • Urban Wood
      • ROW Wood
    Moore Ventures
  • Disaster Wood – Emerald Ash Borer Source: emeraldashborer.info, from USDA Forest Service
  • Biofuel Resources
    • Natural Forests
      • Slash & Tops
      • Low Grade Wood
      • Smallwood
    Moore Ventures
  • Biofuel Resources
    • Natural Forests
      • Improving forest health
      • Market opportunities for low-grade wood
    Moore Ventures
  • Forest Residue Challenges
    • Lack of equipment
    • Lack of knowledge
    US Department of Energy
  • Biopower Biofuels Sawmill Mulch Bedding Other Products Pellets Ethanol Pulp Mill TIMBER PURCHASING AND HARVESTING Mixed Chips Large Roundwood Small roundwood and Clean chips Clean chips Bark, sawdust, shavings Moore Ventures
  • Biofuel Resources
    • Plantations
    National Renewable Energy Lab
  • Biofuel Sequence
    • Waste Wood > Natural Forests > Plantations
    Moore Ventures, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Sustainable Biomass Example for a KY biomass plant Source Annual Dry Tons within 100-mile radius Green Residue 1.3 million Urban Residue + ROW 659,000 Mill Waste 336,000 EAB Forest Add 4.8 million EAB Urban Add 2.3 million Additional green residue via barge 2.3 million
  • The 80-20-20 Solution
    • 80% Energy Conservation
    • 20% Solar
    • 20% Biomass
    Moore Ventures, US Department of Energy
  • Kentucky’s Energy - The Past Moore Ventures
  • Kentucky’s Energy - The Future Moore Ventures
  • Questions & Comments
    • Call me at 859-243-8895
    • Email me at [email_address]
    Moore Ventures