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Modelling supply and demand of bioenergy from short rotation coppice and Miscanthus in the UK

Modelling supply and demand of bioenergy from short rotation coppice and Miscanthus in the UK
Modelling supply and demand of bioenergy from short rotation coppice and Miscanthus in the UK
Biomass from lignocellulosic energy crops can contribute to primary energy supply in the short term in heat and electricity applications and in the longer term in transport fuel applications. This paper estimates the optimal feedstock allocation of herbaceous and woody lignocellulosic energy crops for England and Wales based on empirical productivity models. Yield maps for Miscanthus, willow and poplar, constrained by climatic, soil and land use factors, are used to estimate the potential resource. An energy crop supply–cost curve is estimated based on the resource distribution and associated production costs. The spatial resource model is then used to inform the supply of biomass to geographically distributed demand centres, with co-firing plants used as an illustration. Finally, the potential contribution of energy crops to UK primary energy and renewable energy targets is discussed.

biomass, bioenergy, energy crops, short rotation coppice, miscanthus
0960-8524
8132-8143
Bauen, A.W.
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Dunnett, A.J.
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Richter, G.M.
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Dailey, A.G.
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Aylott, M.
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Casella, E.
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Taylor, G.
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Bauen, A.W., Dunnett, A.J., Richter, G.M., Dailey, A.G., Aylott, M., Casella, E. and Taylor, G. (2010) Modelling supply and demand of bioenergy from short rotation coppice and Miscanthus in the UK. Bioresource Technology, 101 (21), 8132-8143. (doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2010.05.002).

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Biomass from lignocellulosic energy crops can contribute to primary energy supply in the short term in heat and electricity applications and in the longer term in transport fuel applications. This paper estimates the optimal feedstock allocation of herbaceous and woody lignocellulosic energy crops for England and Wales based on empirical productivity models. Yield maps for Miscanthus, willow and poplar, constrained by climatic, soil and land use factors, are used to estimate the potential resource. An energy crop supply–cost curve is estimated based on the resource distribution and associated production costs. The spatial resource model is then used to inform the supply of biomass to geographically distributed demand centres, with co-firing plants used as an illustration. Finally, the potential contribution of energy crops to UK primary energy and renewable energy targets is discussed.

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Published date: November 2010
Keywords: biomass, bioenergy, energy crops, short rotation coppice, miscanthus
Organisations: Biological Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 160045
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/160045
ISSN: 0960-8524
PURE UUID: 198a70f5-4ff9-44b2-8ebb-b90548bdd7f5
ORCID for G. Taylor: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8470-6390

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Date deposited: 12 Jul 2010 10:18
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:54

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