BIOEN1: Introduction to Bioenergy

Part of the Bioenergy & Sustainability Series

This module provides background information on bioenergy, its development, uses and economic, social and ecological impacts. This module provides an introduction to key concepts, science and policy related to biomass supply. A primary goal of this module is to improve educators’ understanding why bioenergy development is being promoted, and what are the potential benefits and challenges of bioenergy. Additionally, this module is intended to enhance the breadth and depth of educators vocabulary related to renewable energy and sustainability.

As you proceed through this module, test your knowledge at the end of each unit in our Self-Quiz section!


This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2007-51130-03909. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.