The Biomass Analysis Tool generates estimates of net energy available from conversion of biomass feedstocks to electrical or heat energy or conversion to Ethanol. The result of the tool, is a printable map and report that includes estimates of the net energy that could be generated if biomass conversion technologies were located at the user indicated location.
To use the tool, click Biomass Analysis , click on the map at the desired location and the Biomass Analysis Tool user dialog appears. The Biomass Analysis Tool uses a step by step process collecting information from the user that will be factored into the analysis. The process either must be completed or the dialog closed before the user can return to interacting with the map and the rest of the website.
To view information about the conversion formulas used in the analysis click here. To close the Biomass Analysis Tool user dialog and refresh the page, click Biomass Tool Close image. To close the Biomass Analysis Tool without refreshing the page click the Cancel button.
The user guide helps navigate through the Michigan Biomass Conversion Spreadsheet and includes how to use the interface, input data, interpret output data, change variables within the model, print results, and provides literature sources. User Guide
The spreadsheet can be used for conversions of biomass to energy for anaerobic digestion, combustion, gasification, biodiesel production, and ethanol synthesis. Energy SpreadsheetwizardRouteAnalysis
The feedstock evaluation data contains a biomass inventory of categories ranging from acid food to manure. Included are raw sample characteristics, the impact on biogas generation, and the maximum percent of methane produced. Feedstock Evaluation