IEA Bioenergy - Task 40: Low cost, long distance biomass supply chains

IEA Bioenergy - Task 40: Low cost, long distance biomass supply chains (August 2013), report by Chun Sheng Goh and Martin Junginger (Utrecht University), Douglas Bradley (Climate Change Solutions), Bo Hektor (Svebio/HPP AB), Michael Wild (Wild & Partner), Michael Deutmeyer (Green Resources AS), Peter-Paul Schouwenberg (RWE Essent), J Richard Hess and Jay Shankar Tumuluru (Idaho National Laboratory), Kendal Bradburn (Climate Change Solutions).

The study encompases three biomass products; wood pellets, torrefied wood, and pyrolysis oil. Each of these biomass products increases the volumetric and energy density of the original biomass feedstock to improve biomass uniformity and reduce transportation cost. Wood pellets are currently the only commercial viable product and the only product already traded in significant volumes.

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