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Title: Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems

Abstract

Agricultural residues have significant potential as a feedstock for bioenergy production, but removing these residues can have negative impacts on soil health. Models and datasets that can support decisions about sustainable agricultural residue removal are available; however, no tools currently exist capable of simultaneously addressing all environmental factors that can limit availability of residue. The VE-Suite model integration framework has been used to couple a set of environmental process models to support agricultural residue removal decisions. The RUSLE2, WEPS, and Soil Conditioning Index models have been integrated. A disparate set of databases providing the soils, climate, and management practice data required to run these models have also been integrated. The integrated system has been demonstrated for two example cases. First, an assessment using high spatial fidelity crop yield data has been run for a single farm. This analysis shows the significant variance in sustainably accessible residue across a single farm and crop year. A second example is an aggregate assessment of agricultural residues available in the state of Iowa. This implementation of the integrated systems model demonstrates the capability to run a vast range of scenarios required to represent a large geographic region.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - FE
OSTI Identifier:
1037779
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-11-21468
TRN: US201208%%7
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engin,Washington D.C.,08/29/2011,08/31/2011
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; AGRICULTURAL WASTES; AVAILABILITY; COMPUTERS; CROPS; DESIGN; FARMS; IMPLEMENTATION; IOWA; MANAGEMENT; PRODUCTION; REMOVAL; RESIDUES; SOILS; agricultural residues; biomass feedstocks

Citation Formats

David Muth, Jr., Jared Abodeely, Richard Nelson, Douglas McCorkle, Joshua Koch, and Kenneth Bryden. Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
David Muth, Jr., Jared Abodeely, Richard Nelson, Douglas McCorkle, Joshua Koch, & Kenneth Bryden. Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems. United States.
David Muth, Jr., Jared Abodeely, Richard Nelson, Douglas McCorkle, Joshua Koch, and Kenneth Bryden. Mon . "Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1037779.
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title = {Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems},
author = {David Muth, Jr. and Jared Abodeely and Richard Nelson and Douglas McCorkle and Joshua Koch and Kenneth Bryden},
abstractNote = {Agricultural residues have significant potential as a feedstock for bioenergy production, but removing these residues can have negative impacts on soil health. Models and datasets that can support decisions about sustainable agricultural residue removal are available; however, no tools currently exist capable of simultaneously addressing all environmental factors that can limit availability of residue. The VE-Suite model integration framework has been used to couple a set of environmental process models to support agricultural residue removal decisions. The RUSLE2, WEPS, and Soil Conditioning Index models have been integrated. A disparate set of databases providing the soils, climate, and management practice data required to run these models have also been integrated. The integrated system has been demonstrated for two example cases. First, an assessment using high spatial fidelity crop yield data has been run for a single farm. This analysis shows the significant variance in sustainably accessible residue across a single farm and crop year. A second example is an aggregate assessment of agricultural residues available in the state of Iowa. This implementation of the integrated systems model demonstrates the capability to run a vast range of scenarios required to represent a large geographic region.},
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