Interactive map of bioenergy potential across the United States

Screenshot of the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework interactive map of corn production in the United States in 2040

The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework provides an interactive map of biomass production potential across the United States (at the time of writing, maps do not cover Alaska and Hawaii). The aim is to show how much biomass may be available for bioenergy production from the present day through to the year 2040.

Users can filter the map according to:

  • The type of biomass (agricultural, forest, or waste)
  • Dozens of specific crops and waste sources, plus many types of wood
  • Predicted future crop yields, housing needs, biomass prices, and energy demands
  • Data for states or individual counties

Users can use the interactive map as a launchpad to discover much more about bioenergy, including links to hundreds of freely available publications, data sets, and models regarding feedstock production and logistics, biofuel production and distribution, water needs, and much more.

Click here to access the interactive map.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy