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Title: Development of a biorefinery optimized biofuel supply curve for the Western United States

Source: Biomass and Bioenergy, 34 (2010) 1597-1607. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.06.007

Author(s)Parker, Nathan; Tittmann, Peter; Hart, Quinn; Nellson, Richard; Skog, Ken; Schmidt, Anneliese; Gray, Edward; Jenkins, Bryan

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-6A

Abstract: A resource assessment and biorefinery siting optimization model was developed and implemented to assess potential biofuel supply across the Western United States from agricultural, forest, urban, and energy crop biomass. Spatial information including feedstock resources, existing and potential refinery locations and a transportation network model is provided to a mixed integer-linear optimization model that determines the optimal locations, technology types and sizes of biorefineries to satisfy a maximum profit objective function applied across the biofuel supply and demand chain from site of feedstock production to the product fuel terminal.

Keywords: Forest products industry; West (U.S.); energy industries; forest biomass; utilization; sustainable forestry; renewable natural resources; biomass utilization; environmental conservation; biomass energy; fuelwood; fuelwood industry; economic aspects; forest products; mathematical optimization; supply; demand; technological innovations; feedstock; recycling; energy crops; sustainable agriculture; agricultural wastes; geographic information systems; marketing; forest biomass; market surveys; waste products; industrial location; models; industrial sites; forest resources; renewable energy sources; wood as fuel; biomass fuel; renewable natural resources; biorefining; mapping; biofuel; GIS; supply chain; supply assessment

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 820 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/10/2011

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RITS Product ID: 36268
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester

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