Biofuels Publications

39 Publications

Crop Residue Use: Evaluating Trade-offs

2007 Crops & Soils Field Day Proceedings.

25x’25 is the Path to a Secure and Clean Energy Future – Summer 2007

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Switchgrass Production in Washington: Biofuel Feedstocks in Washington Part II – April 2007

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Biomass Inventory Technology and Economics Assessment

Liao W., C. Frear and S. Chen, June 2007. This project compiled a literature search for biomass chemical characterization and conducted supplemental laboratory study of forty two feedstocks for 33 parameters such as dry matter, COD, carbohydrates, lipids, elemental and mineral matter, and standard properties such as protein, fiber, pH, etc. A follow-on report will group similar feedstocks, assess potential energy conversion technologies and conduct an economic analysis of feedstock collection and energy production.

Producing Energy and Fertilizer from Organic Municipal Solid Waste – Project Deliverable #1

Usama Zaher, Dae-Yeol Cheong, Binxin Wu, and Shulin Chen, June 2007. A literature review of current digester technologies formed the framework for designing a bench scale study of a high solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) system. The study shows that significant improvements in methane production can be attained while decreasing capital costs for facilities. A new digester design is proposed that will optimize methane from organic food and green waste digestion, while recovering nutrients from the digestate.

Economics of Dryland Winter Canola Production in Eastern Washington and Oregon

Painter, Kathleen. 2006 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress featuring Climate Friendly Farming. Tech. Report 06-2. Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences, Wash. State U., Pullman, June 2006, pp.14.

Economics of Spring Canola Production in Dryland Eastern Washington

WSU Extension Bulletin EB2009E. Includes Excel budgets. Kathleen Painter, Dennis Roe, and Herbert Hinman.

Biofuel Feedstocks in Washington – September 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Save Big on the Farm by Conserving Fuel – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Biomass Inventory and Bioenergy Assessment: An Evaluation of Organic Material Resources for Bioenergy Production in Washington State.

Frear C., Zhao B., Fu G., Richardson M., Chen S., Fuchs M.R. 2005. A collaborative project between the Washington Dept of Ecology,and Washington State University’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

Thinking about Bioenergy – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Biomass Inventory and Bioenergy Assessment

Craig Frear, Bingcheng Zhao, Guobin Fu, Michael Richardson, Shulin Chen, and Mark Fuchs, December 2005. A biomass inventory and bioenergy assessment of forty five organic resource types across Washington was completed, producing this report and a database with GIS maps (http://www.pacificbiomass.org). Annual production of over 16.4 million tons of underutilized bone dry biomass was found, capable of producing (either by combustion or anaerobic digestion) over 15.5 billion kWh of electrical energy.

CSANR On The Move: Climate Friendly Farming TM – Moving from Source to Sink – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Bioenergy inventory and assessment for Eastern Washington.

Shulin Chen, Craig Frear, BingCheng Zhao, and Guobin Fu. October 2003. This Phase 1 project assessed Eastern Washington′s twenty counties for available biomass and calculated the potential energy production from twenty four organic resource types. Annual production of 4.3 million tons of underutilized dry biomass was found.

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