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Developing a model for assessing biomass processing technologies within a local biomass processing depot.
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PMID:  22209136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
One solution to the supply chain challenges of cellulosic biofuels is a network of local biomass processing depots (LBPDs) that can produce stable, dense, intermediate commodities and valuable co-products prior to shipping to a refinery. A techno-economic model of an LBPD facility that could incorporate multiple technologies and products was developed in Microsoft Excel to be used to economically and environmentally evaluate potential LBPD systems. In this study, three technologies (ammonia fiber expansion or AFEX™ pretreatment, fast pyrolysis, and leaf protein processing) were assessed for profitability. Pyrolysis was slightly profitable under the base conditions, leaf protein processing was highly unprofitable, and AFEX was profitable if biomass drying was not required. This model can be adapted to multiple feedstocks and end uses, including both economic and environmental modeling.
Bryan D Bals; Bruce E Dale
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Biomass Conversion Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Michigan State University, 3815 Technology Blvd., Lansing, MI 48910, United States; Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, 164 Food Safety and Toxicology Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 United States.
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