RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 68440851 LA English UL http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/757082-19g3CE/native/ T1 Biopower Program, activities overview A1 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), United States., Department of Energy., United States., Department of Energy., Office of Scientific and Technical Information., PB United States. Dept. of Energy ; Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy PP Washington, D.C; Oak Ridge, Tenn. YR 2000 AB Biomass is a proven option for electricity generation. A diverse range of biopower producers includes electric utilities, independent power producers, and the pulp and paper industry. To help expand opportunities for biomass power production, the U.S. Department of Energy established the Biopower Program and is sponsoring efforts to increase the productivity of dedicated energy crops. The Program aims to double biomass conversion efficiencies, thus reducing biomass power generation costs. These efforts will promote industrial and agricultural growth, improve the environment, create jobs, increase U.S. energy security, and provide new export markets.