Uniform-format solid feedstock supply system, Executive summary
Idaho National Laboratory
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The United States is increasing the use of lignocellulosic biomass as part of a portfolio of solutions to address climate change and improve energy security. One of the main challenges of establishing lignocellulosic biofuels as a self-sustaining enterprise is organizing the logistics of the biomass feedstock supply system in a way that maintains the economic and ecological viability of supply system infrastructures while providing the needed quantities of resources. This report, prepared by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), acknowledges the need and provides supportive designs for an evolutionary progression from present day conventional bale-based supply systems to a uniform-format, bulk solid supply system that transitions incrementally as the industry launches and matures. These designs couple to and build from current state of technology and address science and engineering constraints that have been identified by rigorous sensitivity analyses as having the greatest impact on feedstock supply system efficiencies and costs.
Added on 6 October 2009
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