ERIC Number: ED160430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Solar Program Assessment: Environmental Factors - Fuels from Biomass.
Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Solar Energy.
The purpose of this report is to present and prioritize the major environmental issues associated with the further development of biomass production and biomass conversion systems. To provide a background for this environmental analysis, the basic concepts of the technology are reviewed, as are resource requirements. The potential effects of this technology on the full range of environmental concerns are then discussed in terms of both their relative significance and possible solutions. Although the further development of biomass production and conversion will contribute to environmental problems common to modern cultivation practices or energy conversion technologies, only those impacts unique to the solar portion of the technology are discussed in depth here. Finally, an environmental work plan is presented, listing research and development proposals and a NEPA work plan which might help clarify and/or alleviate specific environmental problems. (Author/MR)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Biochemistry, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Environmental Standards, Pollution, Safety, Technological Advancement, Wastes
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Solar Energy.