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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.
Keywords: bio-electricity
bio-feedstocks
biomass
cost
electricity
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 economic conditions.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/90661
Identifiers: 0738-8950
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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