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Title: Simulation of logistics to supply Corn Stover to the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Plant in Lambton, Ontario

The overall goal of this research is to investigate the logistics of agricultural biomass in Ontario, Canada using the Integrated Biomass Supply Analysis and Logistics Model (IBSAL). The supply of corn stover to the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) power plant in Lambton is simulated. This coal-fired power plant is currently not operating and there are no active plans by OPG to fuel it with biomass. Rather, this scenario is considered only to demonstrate the application of the IBSAL Model to this type of scenario. Here, five scenarios of delivering corn stover to the Lambton Generating Station (GS) power plant in Lambton Ontario are modeled: (1) truck transport from field edge to OPG (base scenario); (2) farm to central storage located on the highway, then truck transport bales to OPG; (3) direct truck transport from farm (no-stacking) to OPG; (4) farm to a loading port on Lake Huron and from there on a barge to OPG; and (5) farm to a railhead and then to OPG by rail.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
  2. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Guelph, ON (Canada)
  3. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Canadian Biosystems Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 58; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1492-9058
Publisher:
Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Contributing Orgs:
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada; Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2, Canada; Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN 37831 U.S.A.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1334476