Chapter 8

Transition Strategies

Resource Mobilization Through Merchandisable Feedstock Intermediates

P. Lamers, E. Searcy and J.R. Hess,    Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, United States


A variety of feedstock types will be needed to grow the bioeconomy. Respective logistics and market structures will be needed to cope with the spatial, temporal, and compositional variability of these feedstocks. At present, pilot-scale cellulosic biorefineries rely on vertically integrated supply systems designed to support traditional agricultural and forestry industries. The vision of the future feedstock supply system is a network of distributed biomass processing centers (depots) and centralized terminals. This introduces methods ...

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