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Potential competition for biomass between biopower and biofuel under RPS and RFS2
Applied Energy
  • Mohammad Rahdar, Iowa State University
  • Lizhi Wang, Iowa State University
  • Guiping Hu, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Publication Date
4-1-2014
DOI
10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.01.002
Abstract
Driven by Renewable Portfolio Standards and Renewable Fuel Standard, biopower generation and biofuel production will increasingly compete for the same biomass resource over the next two decades. We use a linear programming model to study this competition as well as other interactions between the two policies. Our model describes the U.S. renewable energy portfolio by explicitly accounting for all major renewable energy resources, unique resource availability and policy requirements in all 50 states and Washington, DC, and policy deadlines set by all RPS and RFS2 policies within a 2013-2035 modeling horizon. Our modeling results were used to address five important questions regarding interactions between RPS and RFS2 and the impact on U.S. renewable energy portfolio.
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NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Energy, 119, April 15 (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.01.002.

Copyright Owner
Elsevier
Language
en
Date Available
2015-08-18
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Mohammad Rahdar, Lizhi Wang and Guiping Hu. "Potential competition for biomass between biopower and biofuel under RPS and RFS2" Applied Energy Vol. 119 (2014) p. 10 - 20
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/guiping_hu/24/