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Uncertainty in biomass supply estimates: Lessons from a Yakama Nation case study

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2011

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Richardson, Jeffrey J., Spies, Kurt A., Rigdon, Steve, York, Sara, Lieu, Valerie, Nackley, Lloyd, Garcia, Betzaida Batella, Cawston, Rodney, and Schwartz, Daniel T., 2011, Uncertainty in biomass supply estimates: Lessons from a Yakama Nation case study: Biomass and Bioenergy, v. 35, iss. 8, p. 3698-3707.

Summary

The increasing demand for bioenergy in the United States necessitates detailed case studies of cost and supply to assess its feasibility. We have developed supply curves based on six feedstocks in five counties surrounding the Yakama Nation in central Washington using spatially explicit estimates of supply and transportation cost. The supply curves were used to examine a base case supply for a bioenergy plant, to analyze the effects of land ownership, and examine the impacts of uncertainty in parameters used to determine cost and supply. The results show that existing industries produce the cheapest supply of feedstock as a byproduct of their operations, while supplies harvested specifically for bioenergy are considerably more expensive. [...]

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