Transportation and supply chain logistics are critical components of the bioenergy industry. This session will discuss transportation logistics and ways to optimize the supply chain based on the distribution of feedstocks arising from residual and purpose-grown sources. The challenge of maximizing the efficiency of producing, aggregating, and transporting the resource will be examined using the pulp and paper industry as an example. The components of the biomass cost profile will also be presented for hybrid poplar bioenergy plantations. A discussion session with the presenters will follow.
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).