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Increases in electricity generation from biomass stop after a decade of growth

Increases in electricity generation from biomass stop after a decade of growth

Electricity generated from biomass and waste totaled 70.6 million megawatthours (MWh) in 2018, or about 2% of total U.S. electricity generation. Expansion in electricity generation from biomass and waste has ended in recent years, after growing from 2004 through 2014, and in 2018 was 2% below its peak generation of 71.7 million MWh in 2014, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press statement of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Electricity generation from biomass and waste is a diverse collection of organic feedstocks including wood and wood waste solids, black liquor, municipal solid waste, and landfill gas. These four feedstocks accounted for more than 94% of biomass and waste electricity generation in 2018.

Wood solids were the largest feedstock for biomass and waste electricity generation, accounting for 21.4 million MWh in 2018, or 30% of total biomass and waste electricity generation.

More details: https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=39052

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

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