There is great diversity in the potential supplies of biomass in terms of supply density, production costs, temporal availability and quality. Due to this diversity and technology characteristics, there is no one size fits all solution to biomass supply chains. This talk will explore the cost components of delivered biomass, what factors influence these cost components, and how the different costs impact the siting and sizing of economically viable biorefineries.
This project is supported by an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).