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Kamalesh Doshi, Program Director Biomass Energy Resource Center VERMONT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION WINTER MEETING MONTPELIER, VT | MARCH 14, 2007.

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1 Kamalesh Doshi, Program Director Biomass Energy Resource Center VERMONT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION WINTER MEETING MONTPELIER, VT | MARCH 14, 2007 BIOMASS

2 Forest Residues Timber harvesting Forest thinning Wood processing Agricultural Residues Farms (corn stover) Agricultural processing (sugarcane bagasse) Energy Crops Hybrid poplar Switchgrass Willow Biomass Feedstocks Other biomass feedstocks (urban waste, animal manure, waste vegetable oils, etc.) Source: Roger Taylor, NREL Presentation at BIA Conference, 2005

3 Advantages of Biomass Stored form of solar energy Sustainable renewable fuel source Predictable and manageable resource Can be stored and transported and used where and when required Can be used in conjunction with existing infrastructure, uses, and technologies

4 Advantages of Biomass Largely carbon neutral Greenhouse gas benefits and positive impact in moderating global climate change Local and regional community economic development Modern systems burn cleanly Low-cost fuel with more stable prices and fuel flexibility

5 The Carbon Cycle: Biomass vs. Fossil Fuels

6 Local Energy: A new paradigm for the relationship between communities and forests

7 Community District Heating Wood-fired central heating plant, with buried hot water piping to individual buildings

8 Community District Energy Green Acres Family Housing Small-Scale Setting

9 Wood Heating for Institutional and Public Buildings State Office Building Hospital

10 Campus Wood Energy Central plants on college campuses Mt. Wachusett Community College

11 Fuels For Schools Initiative Partners: BERC Vermont Superintendents Association’s School Energy Management Program Three state agencies 31 wood heated schools over 20 years (15 more to be added in 2007) 20 percent of all public school children in Vermont attend wood heated schools

12 Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) BERC is a national not-for-profit organization working to promote responsible use of biomass for energy. BERC’s mission is to achieve a healthier environment, strengthen local economies, and increase energy security across the United States by developing sustainable biomass systems at the community level.

13 Kamalesh Doshi, Program Director Biomass Energy Resource Center PO Box 1611, 50 State Street Montpelier, VT Contact Information


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