Acronyms used in Unit 1

  • BCAP: Biomass Crop Assistance Program
  • BSE: bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  • Btu: British thermal unit (stands for one million British thermal units per hour)
  • CAFÉ: Corporate Average Fuel Economy
  • CHP: Combined heat and power, or co-generation
  • CO2: Carbon dioxide
  • CRP: Conservation Reserve Program
  • Dbh: diameter at breast height (for measurement of tree trunks)
  • DDGs: dried distillers grains with solubles
  • DOE: Department of Energy
  • EERE: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • EISA: Energy Independence & Security Act
  • ERS: Economic Research Service (of the United States Department of Agriculture)
  • FSA: Farm Service Agency
  • GHGs: Greenhouse gases
  • GLBRC: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
  • GM: Genetic modification
  • INL:  Idaho National Laboratory
  • JBI: Joint BioEnergy Institute
  • LBNL: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • LCA: life cycle assessment
  • LFG: landfill gas
  • LUC: Land use change
  • MSW: municipal solid waste
  • MW: megawatts
  • N: nitrogen
  • NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • ORNL: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • P: phosphorous
  • RD & D: research, development and demonstration program
  • RDF: refuse derived fuel
  • RFS: Renewable Fuel Standard
  • RPS: Renewable Portfolio Standard
  • SL: Sandia National Laboratories
  • SRWC: short rotation woody crops
  • USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
  • WDGs: wet distillers grains with soluble
  • WtE: waste-to-energy