A method for the production of animal feedlot biomass for use as fuel in a reactor comprises surfacing a feedlot with a feedlot surfacing material. In addition, the method comprises collecting an animal feedlot biomass from the feedlot. Further, the method comprises preparing the collected biomass for use as fuel.
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 The subject technology was developed in part under research contracts from the U.S. Department of Energy, Contract Number DE-FG26-00NT40810 and Contract Number DE-FG36-05G085003; and USDA-CSREES/North Carolina State University Grant Number 93-36200-8701.