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Analysing biomass torrefaction supply chain costs

Martin Svanberg (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport) ; Olofsson Ingemar ; Jonas Flodén ; Nordin Anders
Bioresource Technology (0960-8524). Vol. 142 (2013), August, p. 287–296.
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The objective of the present work was to develop a techno-economic system model to evaluate how logistics and production parameters affect the torrefaction supply chain costs under Swedish conditions. The model consists of four sub-models: (1) supply system, (2) a complete energy and mass balance of drying, torrefaction and densification, (3) investment and operating costs of a green field, stand-alone torrefaction pellet plant, and (4) distribution system to the gate of an end user. The results show that the torrefaction supply chain reaps significant economies of scale up to a plant size of about 150–200 kiloton dry substance per year (ktonDS/year), for which the total supply chain costs accounts to 31.8 euro per megawatt hour based on lower heating value (€/MWhLHV). Important parameters affecting total cost are amount of available biomass, biomass premium, logistics equipment, biomass moisture content, drying technology, torrefaction mass yield and torrefaction plant capital expenditures (CAPEX).

Nyckelord: Torrefaction; Pre-treatment; Supply chain; Logistics; System analysis

Denna post skapades 2013-06-27. Senast ändrad 2013-10-01.
CPL Pubid: 179419


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Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport (2005-2016)
Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Industriell och Finansiell ekonomi & logistik (GU)


Transportteknik och logistik

Chalmers infrastruktur

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