Program determines biofuel feasibility
A computer program is now available to help electricity providers judge the feasibility of using biofuels — such as wood, animal waste and landfill gas — to generate power. The free Biopower Toolkit from the Columbia, Mo.-based Community Policy Analysis Center (CPAC) at the University of Missouri-Columbia is available to public and private sector power utilities.
The toolkit provides a customized analysis of the availability and prices of biofuels in the clients’ areas, according to Thomas Johnson, CPAC director. The toolkit can be downloaded from CPAC’s Web site, www.cpac.missouri.edu, or can be ordered on CD.