Biomass Resource Allocation among Competing End Uses

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The Biomass Scenario Model (BSM) is a system dynamics model developed by the U.S. Department of Energy as a tool to better understand the interaction of complex policies and their potential effects on the biofuels industry in the United States. However, it does not currently have the capability to account for allocation of biomass resources among the various end uses, which limits its utilization in analysis of policies that target biomass uses outside the biofuels industry. This report provides a more holistic understanding of the dynamics surrounding the allocation of biomass among uses that include traditional use, wood pellet exports, ... continued below

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Newes, E.; Bush, B.; Inman, D.; Lin, Y.; Mai, T.; Martinez, A. et al. May 1, 2012.

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The Biomass Scenario Model (BSM) is a system dynamics model developed by the U.S. Department of Energy as a tool to better understand the interaction of complex policies and their potential effects on the biofuels industry in the United States. However, it does not currently have the capability to account for allocation of biomass resources among the various end uses, which limits its utilization in analysis of policies that target biomass uses outside the biofuels industry. This report provides a more holistic understanding of the dynamics surrounding the allocation of biomass among uses that include traditional use, wood pellet exports, bio-based products and bioproducts, biopower, and biofuels by (1) highlighting the methods used in existing models' treatments of competition for biomass resources; (2) identifying coverage and gaps in industry data regarding the competing end uses; and (3) exploring options for developing models of biomass allocation that could be integrated with the BSM to actively exchange and incorporate relevant information.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-6A20-54217
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1041351 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1041351
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc839672

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Newes, E.; Bush, B.; Inman, D.; Lin, Y.; Mai, T.; Martinez, A. et al. Biomass Resource Allocation among Competing End Uses, report, May 1, 2012; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc839672/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.