Woody biomass availability for bioethanol conversion in Mississippi
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Gustavo Perez-Verdin; Donald L. Grebner; Changyou Sun; Ian A. Munn; Emily B. Schultz; Thomas G. Matney
Publication Year: 2009

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  • logging residue
  • mill residues
  • Mississippi
  • production costs
  • small diameter timber
  • urban waste
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ANNOTATION: This study evaluated woody biomass from logging residues, small-diameter trees, mill residues, and urban waste as a feedstock for cellulosic ethanol conversion in Mississippi. Supply and cost of four woody biomass sources were derived from Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) information, a recent forest inventory conducted by the Mississippi Institute for Forest Inventory, and primary production costs. According to our analysis, about 4.0 million dry tons of woody biomass are available for production of up to 1.2 billion liters of ethanol each year in Mississippi. The feedstock consists of 69% logging residues, 21% small-diameter trees, 7% urban waste, and 3% mill residues. Of the total, 3.1 million dry tons (930 million liters of ethanol) can be produced for $34 dry ton_1 or less. Woody biomass from small-diameter trees is more expensive than other sources of biomass. Transportation costs accounted for the majority of total production costs.

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Perez-Verdin, Gustavo; Grebner, Donald L.; Sun, Changyou; Munn, Ian A.; Schultz, Emily B.; Matney, Thomas G. 2009. Woody biomass availability for bioethanol conversion in Mississippi. Biomass and Bioenergy 33(3):492-503.