Authors: Ryan Jacobson, Omid Gholami, Shahab Sokhansanj
Published in: CSBE-SCGAB Technical Conferences » AGM Charlottetown 2022
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Description: Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) has developed Biomass Inventory Mapping and Analysis Program (BIMAT) for determining local biomass inventories in Canada. Using BIMAT, we investigated the availability of herbaceous feedstocks for pelletization in six arbitrarily selected locations across the Canada. The following three yield scenarios: 10-year average, 10-year low and 20-year low yield were queried in BIMAT to investigate the impact of biomass shortages at each of the locations studied. The crop production around Lacombe, Alberta produced the least expensive straw from small grain crops to harvest and transport for both 25,000 and 50,000 t pellet plant. London, Ontario was the next most feasible location for pelletization from corn stover, with prices and areas very similar to Lacombe, however London relied on a single crop (corn) and would be more susceptible to the impacts of low yields.
Keywords: logistics, crop residue, biomass pellet, BIMAT, IBSAL, Canada
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2022 Annual Conference, Charlottetow, PEI, 24-27 July 2022.
Session name: Agricultural Engineering6
Publication type: Presentation
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering