skip to main content

Title: A supply chain network design model for biomass co-firing in coal-fired power plants

We propose a framework for designing the supply chain network for biomass co-firing in coal-fired power plants. This framework is inspired by existing practices with products with similar physical characteristics to biomass. We present a hub-and-spoke supply chain network design model for long-haul delivery of biomass. This model is a mixed integer linear program solved using benders decomposition algorithm. Numerical analysis indicates that 100 million tons of biomass are located within 75 miles from a coal plant and could be delivered at $8.53/dry-ton; 60 million tons of biomass are located beyond 75 miles and could be delivered at $36/dry-ton.
Authors:
; ; ;
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1126738
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-14-31666
Journal ID: ISSN 1366-5545
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review; Journal Volume: 61
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS densified biomass; Hub-and-spoke network design; Network optimization; rail transportation; supply chain design; Unit train