Biomass Utilization The South’s Industry of the Future. Dr Liam E. Leightley FUTURE TRENDS FOR FORESTRY MS SAF ANNUAL MEETING, JACKSON, MARCH 2005. BIOMASS AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR AMERICA.
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Biomass UtilizationThe South’s Industry of the Future
Dr Liam E. Leightley
FUTURE TRENDS FOR FORESTRY
MS SAF ANNUAL MEETING,
JACKSON, MARCH 2005
A GOAL OF 30% DISPLACEMENT OF CURRENT PETROLEUM CONSUMPTION AND THE PRODUCTION OF 1 BILLION TONS OF BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK PER YEAR?Trick or treat?
1 Billion dry tons of Biomass feedstock can be produced per year.
USDA, FOREST RESOURCE RPT #24, 1988
89 MM tons /pa
CURRENT IMPACTS ON
widely practiced in the Southern States of the USA resulting in a significant amount of thinnings
destined for pulp mills as pulpwood
South since the 1990’s
Decrease can be attributed to higher costs:
of pulpwood which are increasing daily in the
of merchantable stems which will become
available over the next 10 years?
The Southern States of the USA needs a
Biomass – Based Industry
Feedstocks - Conversion-Uses
- Enzymatic Fermentation
- Gas/liquid Fermentation
- Hydrolysis to Oil
WOOD (waste or chipped thinnings)
WASTE FOR BURNING AS FUEL
HIGH VALUE ADD CHEMICALS e.g. flavorings, building blocks for adhesives,
wood protection chemicals