Rapid Assessment of Woody Biomass Capabilities in Three Regions of the U.S. Midwest

dc.contributor.author Schulte-Moore, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Schulte, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Tyndall, John
dc.contributor.author Hall, Richard
dc.contributor.author Tyndall, John
dc.contributor.author Grubh, Kumudan
dc.contributor.department Bioeconomy Institute
dc.date 2018-02-15T19:43:21.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T23:50:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T23:50:07Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2008
dc.date.embargo 2015-02-03
dc.date.issued 2008-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>With the development of the bioeconomy in Iowa and beyond, mounting interest is placed on the ability of biomass production systems to meet the growing demand. Woody biomass is especially compelling since trees (1) can be harvested throughout the year and kept growing until just prior to use, and are thus able to fill the gaps between harvest seasons for other types of agricultural biomass and solve the biomass storage problem, (2) offer very high energy output:input ratios, (3) stabilize soil, (4) efficiently cycle water and nutrients, (5) provide habitat for a diverse array of species, and (6) create a long-term, below-ground reservoir for carbon sequestration. Significant questions exist, however, regarding the ability of Midwestern landscapes to provide woody biomass. In an effort to answer these questions, we performed a rapid assessment of woody biomass production and supply capabilities in three regions of the U.S. Midwest—the Driftless Area, the Central Dissected Till Plain, and the area around Des Moines, IA. We used existing forest and timber inventories and conducted interviews with forest professionals to understand the accessibility of woody biomass from natural forests, the availability of and costs associated with woody biomass in the existing timber industry, and the potential for production from short-rotation woody crop plantations.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This final report is a white paper published by the Office of Biorenewable Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Iowa State University, 2008, 38pp.i</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment
dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Monitoring
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources and Conservation
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources Management and Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Wood Science and Pulp, Paper Technology
dc.subject.keywords Driftless Area
dc.subject.keywords Central Dissected Till Plain
dc.subject.keywords biomass storage
dc.subject.keywords bioeconomy
dc.subject.keywords Iowa
dc.title Rapid Assessment of Woody Biomass Capabilities in Three Regions of the U.S. Midwest
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