UNIT 1.2: Bioenergy Products, Feedstocks, Co-Products & By-Products

This unit provides an overview of:

  • The various forms of bioenergy and the uses of bioenergy;
  • What biomass materials are used to make bioenergy and where these materials come from;
  • The types and uses of non-energy products that also result from biomass conversion processes; and
  • By-products of biomass conversion processes for which markets or applications for their use currently do not exist.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the various bioenergy end-products and what are their uses?
  • What are the major sources of biomass materials used to make bioenergy?
  • How much biomass is available, and where is it?
  • What are the primary co-products of bioenergy and how are they used?
  • Are there by-products of bioenergy production?