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|Title: ||The Economic Feasibility of Using Georgia Biomass for Electrical Energy Production|
|Authors: ||Shumaker, George A.|
Luke-Morgan, Audrey S.
McKissick, John C.
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Abstract: ||This study investigates the potential for using biomass for the production of
electricity in Georgia. The volume, important characteristics, and delivered costs
per unit of energy are estimated for various locally produced biomass.
Production of synthetic fuels using both pyrolysis and gasification technologies
is investigated as potential means for converting biomass into electricity. Capital
and operating costs for each of these two technologies are projected across three
different scales of production. Estimated costs per unit of electricity generated
are determined. It appears, under the conditions modeled, these technologies are
not cost competitive with currently used technologies. Significant subsidies
would be needed to induce the adoption of these technologies under current
|Institution/Association: ||Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 27, Numbers 1/2, Spring/Fall 2009|
|Total Pages: ||12|
|From Page: ||125|
|To Page: ||136|
|Collections:||Volume 27, Numbers 1/2, Spring/Fall 2009|
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