Ash Content

Introduction

Ash from woody biomass comes from the minerals present in the structure of trees and shrubs in addition to any soil contamination. Properties of wood ash depend on a variety of factors including type of tree or shrub, part …

Biomass Chemical Products

Introduction

Numerous opportunities are emerging to expand industrial needs through the production and processing of biological materials. Biological feedstocks can be used as a substitute for petroleum-based feedstocks to make a variety of bulk, intermediate, and specialty chemicals. Biomass-related chemical …

Bio-based Products

Introduction

Petroleum-based feedstocks have dominated as industrial inputs over the past century. The rising petroleum prices, a decline in petroleum reserves, and consumer demand for environmentally friendly products are resulting in numerous opportunities for bio-based materials in the marketplace. This …

Energy Basics

Introduction

Energy is one of the main applications of woody biomass and forest residues. Wood is the main source of energy for more than 2 billion people and provides more than 14 percent of the world’s total energy1. Demand for …

Ethanol from Biomass

 

Introduction

Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, tasteless, colorless, mildly toxic alcohol having a fairly distinguishable odor. It is the same alcohol found in alcoholic beverages and is used alternatively for industrial purposes as …