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Agricultural and Forestry Residues

  • Paul G. Risser

Abstract

Since the early 1950s, an interest has been demonstrated in largescale production of fuels from biomass.(1) Some industries are already utilizing biomass for energy on a limited scale. A Diamond-Sunsweet walnut factory near Stockton, California, has successfully tested a gasifier that converts walnut shells to low Btu gas. The estimated cost for the gas is about $1 per million Btu, less than half the cost of the natural gas it now burns.(2) The Andersons, a grain exporting firm, uses the cobs of the corn grains as a heating fuel.(3) The company assures a year-round supply of this heating-feedstock by offering higher prices to farmers during off-seasons.

Keywords

Rice Straw Crop Residue Sugarcane Bagasse Western Hemlock Waste Residue 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul G. Risser
    • 1
  1. 1.Illinois Natural History SurveyChampaignUSA

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