"Uniform-Format" Feedstock Supply System Design Report Series
The United States is increasing the use of lignocellulosic biomass as part of a portfolio of solutions to address climate change and improve energy security, in addition to other benefits that an invigorated agricultural industry can provide. One of the principle challenges of establishing lignocellulosic biofuels as a self-sustaining enterprise is organizing the logistics of the biomass feedstock supply system in a way that maintains the economic and ecological viability of supply system infrastructures while providing the needed quantities of resources.
The “Uniform-Format” design report series acknowledges the need and provides supportive designs for an evolutionary progression from present day conventional supply systems to a uniform-format, bulk supply system that transitions incrementally as bioenergy industries launch and mature. These designs couple to and build from current state of technology and address science and engineering constraints that have been identified by rigorous sensitivity analyses as having the greatest impact on feedstock supply system efficiencies and costs.
Report 1: Commodity-Scale Production of an Infrastructure-Compatible Bulk Solid from Herbaceous Lignocellulosic Biomass