Sustainable Biomass Supply Systems

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to displace 30% of the 2004 gasoline use (60 billion gal/yr) with biofuels by 2030 as outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which will require 700 million tons of biomass to be sustainably delivered to biorefineries annually. Lignocellulosic biomass will make an important contribution towards meeting DOE’s ethanol production goals. For the biofuels industry to be an economically viable enterprise, the feedstock supply system (i.e., moving the biomass from the field to the refinery) cannot contribute more that 30% of the total cost of the biofuel production. The Idaho ... continued below

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Searcy, Erin; Muth, Dave; Wilkerson, Erin; Sokansanj, Shahab; Jenkins, Bryan; Titman, Peter et al. April 1, 2009.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to displace 30% of the 2004 gasoline use (60 billion gal/yr) with biofuels by 2030 as outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which will require 700 million tons of biomass to be sustainably delivered to biorefineries annually. Lignocellulosic biomass will make an important contribution towards meeting DOE’s ethanol production goals. For the biofuels industry to be an economically viable enterprise, the feedstock supply system (i.e., moving the biomass from the field to the refinery) cannot contribute more that 30% of the total cost of the biofuel production. The Idaho National Laboratory in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of California, Davis and Kansas State University are developing a set of tools for identifying economical, sustainable feedstocks on a regional basis based on biorefinery siting.

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  • 2009 AICHe Spring National Meeting,Tampa, Florida,04/26/2009,04/30/2009

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  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
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Searcy, Erin; Muth, Dave; Wilkerson, Erin; Sokansanj, Shahab; Jenkins, Bryan; Titman, Peter et al. Sustainable Biomass Supply Systems, article, April 1, 2009; [Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929852/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.