Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

The production of biomass is one way to harvest abundant solar energy. This report investigates the use of woody biomass in various forms as a source of renewable energy. An investigation was conducted to determine the total renewable quantity of woody-biomass available in Massachusetts as a fuel source. Additionally the report looks at various ways to harness the energy and gives recommendations as to the feasibility, including costs, long-term sustainability and public perception.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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