Abandoned  Coal  Mine Areas in West Virginia
                                   with  Biorefinery Facility Siting Potential
         Biomass Resource

 Metric Tons/Year        Resource Potential

    < 50,000




   > 500,000

Abandoned Coal Mine Areas
Screening Criteria
Cumulative crop residues of 330,000 metric tons/year or greater
  within 50 miles (includes residues from: crops; forests; primary
  and secondary mills; and urban wood waste)
Site size of 50 acres or more
Distance to graded roads of 3 miles or less
Distance to rail lines of 8 miles or less
          This map was developed by SRA International for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Results are based on site screening criteria
          adapted from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) criteria and GIS data provided by NREL, EPA and the West Virginia Department of
          Environmental Protection. This map and its associated data are intended to provide a general understanding of the renewable energy potential of
          abandoned coal mine areas in West Virginia; additional site specific analysis is required to determine the actual potential of these sites. These sites
          are tracked and monitored by state agencies. For further information, please see the accompanying Data Guidelines document at
          http://www.epa.gov/renewab/eenergyland/or contact Gaffney.Kristeen@epa.gov or cleanenergy@epa.gov.
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