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Exhibit 15-2

Electricity Production from Wood Firing

In the most common method of electricity generation from biomass, wood waste is burned in a manner similar to coal or gas firing in a power plant. The waste is sent through a chipper and then to a boiler where it is burned to heat water, producing steam. The resulting steam spins turbines, which in turn drive generators to produce electricity.

For more information on this exhibit, please contact the Comptroller’s Data Services Division at 512-463-4900 or at P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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