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Logan, UT

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http://restoringthewest.org/

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Abstract

Biomass feedstock supply chain logistics and the associated costs are key to building a sustainable biofuels industry, as biomass conversion facilities that rely on an unsustainable biomass supply quickly become unsustainable to operate. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has developed cost and quantity targets for biofuels production, requiring large quantities of biomass that meet aggressive cost targets. Analyses performed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have shown that these targets cannot be met with conventional biomass logistics systems. Therefore, INL has developed an advanced, commodity-based Uniform Format biomass feedstock logistics system that addresses barriers to meeting these goals and enables DOE targets to be met. This presentation will present some analyses performed by INL to support the development of an advanced biomass logistics system.

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Oct 18th, 12:00 AM

The Economics of Biomass

Logan, UT

Biomass feedstock supply chain logistics and the associated costs are key to building a sustainable biofuels industry, as biomass conversion facilities that rely on an unsustainable biomass supply quickly become unsustainable to operate. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has developed cost and quantity targets for biofuels production, requiring large quantities of biomass that meet aggressive cost targets. Analyses performed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have shown that these targets cannot be met with conventional biomass logistics systems. Therefore, INL has developed an advanced, commodity-based Uniform Format biomass feedstock logistics system that addresses barriers to meeting these goals and enables DOE targets to be met. This presentation will present some analyses performed by INL to support the development of an advanced biomass logistics system.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/rtw/2011/Breakout2/1