Available United States biomass represents enough annual "crude" material to responsibly sustain 140,000 XRefinery™ BOX systems.
...WORLDWIDE the volume of biomass exists to support
ONE MILLION SYSTEMS.
According to data provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
, in a report produced for the U.S. Department of Energy, there is roughly 1.4 BILLION Annual Tons of biomass
available in the U.S., enough to responsibly support (in the U.S. ALONE)
140,000 XRefinery™ BOX
or 20,000 XRefinery™ BUILT–IN
U.S. Biomass by Sector
The NREL report (referenced above), "Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion–Ton Annual Supply" (2005), further calculates, "the resources of the United States are capable of producing a sustainable (annual) supply of biomass (crop and logging residue, animal manure, etc.), sufficient to displace 30 percent or more of the country's present petroleum consumption."
U.S. Biomass Resources: 1.4 BILLION Tons/Year
Million Dry Tons per Year
Potential from Forest and Agricultural Resources (not including MSW, etc.)
Source: U.S. Department of Energy and USDA
U.S. Biomass by Region
The XRefinery™ BUILT–IN platform may be scaled in size from 500 barrels per day (bbl/day), to well over 25,000bbl/day, (60MW to 1200MW in the XElectricity™ configuration), with efficiency that is attractive regardless of sizing. Below is an illustration of the flexibility inherent in the XFuels technology platform, allowing rapid and efficient long–term deployment at a regionally–integrated level, versus the current oil industry model.
United States Biomass Resources: By County
(Barrels Per Day)
XRefinery™ BUILT–IN Facilities (500 bbl/day) = 1/300TH the Size of Average U.S. Oil Refinery
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The map of the U.S. above reflects the most current study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, 2009), 4 and estimates the technical biomass resources (as classified by NREL), available in the United States, by county. It includes the following feedstock categories:
|1| Crop Residues (5 year average: 2003 – 2007)
|2| Forest and Primary Mill Residues (2007)
|3| Secondary Mill and Urban Wood Waste (2002)
|4| Methane Emissions from Landfills [but NOT including Municipal Solid Waste – i.e. garbage] (2008)
|5| Domestic Wastewater Treatment (2007)
|6| Animal Manure (2002)