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a measure of weight or mass. Includes short (or USA) 1 ton=2000 lb and long (or UK) 1 ton=2240 lb. See also tonne.
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3 million dry tons could be used to generate 2,400 MWh of electricity in coal-fired power plants.
To convert dry tons from green tons the following MCs (wet basis) were used: whole tree chips and bark 47 percent, mill residues 50 percent, municipal wastes 25 percent, other 50 percent (Pulaski et al.
Hybrid poplar, a short-rotation woody crop, annually produces 4 to 7 dry tons per acre of hardwood pulpwood over a 6- to 10-year rotation.
Polymer usage decreased significantly to between 9 to 10 lb per dry ton for SD 2000.
Vital to the supply chain and the entire operation of the Nevada biorefinery are close to 500 local farmers, who will provide the annual 375,000 dry tons of stover needed to produce this cellulosic ethanol from within a 30-mile radius of the facility.
Roughly 500 local farmers within a 30mile radius of the facility will supply DuPont with 375,000 dry tons of stover annually.
RRB's first plant will convert approximately 140,000 dry tons of woody biomass feedstock into at least 12m gallons per year of renewable jet, diesel, and naphtha fuels.
Each year Birmingham Farm uses about 55,000 dry tons of biosolids, sometimes called "sewage sludge," from the city's main wastewater treatment plant, Blue River.
Comstock Mining President and CEO Corrado De Gasperis said, "We are currently operating at a rate of approximately 1 million dry tons per year.
The 11 Fuels for Schools facilities, combined, can consume approximately 8,000 dry tons (DT) of woody biomass per year, plus another 310 DT of wood pellets annually, or on average roughly 755 DT per facility each year (DNRC 2008).
About 250 million dry tons of corn stover are produced each year.
A 1999 study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimated that the United States could produce 512 million dry tons of biomass per year for delivery at less than $50 a ton.