Estimates the sustainable level of woody biomass that could be harvested from forests in New York on an annual basis and used for the production of biofuels, bioenergy and/or bioproducts.
Estimates that while agricultural soils currently only sequester 8.4 million metric tones of CO2-e per year, they have the capacity to sequester up to 100 million tons.
Offers insight on the economic rebound effect for global fossil fuel consumption in a scenario where the US significantly offsets petroleum consumption in transportation with biofuels.
Suggests the carbon balance effects of starch-based fuels such as corn ethanol and biodiesel may tip toward a net increase in CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, based on life-cycle analyses.
Identifies potential biomass resources of one billion tons or more per year in the United States.
Benchmark scenario projects a far greater reliance on bioenergy resources by 2050 for primary energy than the DDPP report, driven by the transportation sector and complemented by the electric generation sector.