Can biomass replace coal?



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    According to caculations by estimates made by the DOE, biomass would not be able to completely replace coal.  The US burns approximately a billion tons of coal per year, and since biomass is not as dense in energy, 1.6 billion tons of biomass would have to be produced.  If existing land in the US were used to grow biomass, the yield would be 1.3 billion tons. 

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