Data and Resources
The following data and resources include procedures, databases, maps, and tools produced by NREL. These resources are available for biomass researchers and others interested in the viability and development of biofuels.
These laboratory procedures provide tested and accepted methods for performing analyses commonly used in biofuels research.
The Biomass Feedstock Composition and Property Database provides data on more than 150 analyzed samples of potential biofuels feedstocks, including corn stover, wheat straw, bagasse, switchgrass and other grasses, and poplars and other fast-growing trees.
This report provides heat of combustion and other useful data for biopower and biofuels research on a wide range of biomass and nonbiomass materials.
These maps show the technical biomass resources available in the United States by county. The maps estimate the biomass available from various feedstock categories: crop residues, methane emissions from manure management, methane emissions from landfills and wastewater treatment facilities, forest residues, primary and secondary mill residues, urban wood waste, and dedicated energy crops.
This tool allows calculation of the theoretical ethanol yield of biomass feedstocks based on sugar content.
The glossary contains commonly used biomass terms and their definitions.