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Biomass Resource Data, Tools, and Maps

Explore biomass resource data via our online geospatial tools and downloadable U.S. maps and data sets.

For more information on NREL's data development, see A Geographic Perspective on the Current Biomass Resource Availability in the United States.

Geospatial Data Tools

BioFuels Atlas
Conduct geospatial analysis of U.S. biomass resources and biofuels production.

BioPower Atlas
Conduct geospatial analysis of U.S. biomass resources and power production.

Renewable Energy Atlas
View and explore U.S. biomass and other renewable energy resource data.

Tribal Energy Atlas
Explore techno-economic renewable energy potential on tribal lands.

U.S. Biomass Resource Maps

These static U.S. maps illustrate biomass resources by county for various resource types or as combined totals.

Publication Date: Jan. 14, 2014
File Type/Resolution: JPG, 300 ppi
Print Format: Letter (8.5” x 11”)

Solid Biomass Resources

Biogas-Methane Resources

U.S. Biomass Resource Data Sets

NREL used the following data sets to create the above maps. Note: To view and use the data set shapefiles, you need appropriate geographic information system software.

U.S. Solid Biomass Resources by County

Jan. 14, 2014

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U.S. Biogas—Methane Resources by County

Jan. 14, 2014

Download Shapefile