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Reference Number ETI-BI2002
Title Biomass Systems Value Chain Model (BVCM)
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 25%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 75%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 30%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 30%;
BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
E4Tech Ltd
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 04 May 2011
End Date 28 March 2013
Duration 23 months
Total Grant Value £840,000
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Bioenergy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , E4Tech Ltd (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Southampton (0.001%)
Project Contact , Rothamsted Research (0.001%)
Project Contact , Framatome, France (0.001%)
Project Contact , Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (0.001%)
Project Contact , Black & Veatch (0.001%)
Project Contact , Imperial Consultants (0.001%)
Project Contact , Agra CEAS Consulting Ltd (0.001%)
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Objectives

This project is developing a model linking bio energy crop growth with technology options for logistics, pre-processing and final use as heat, power or transport fuel. It is developing a value chain optimisation framework and is looking at the economic and carbon impact of sustainably developing UK biomass resources whilst converting these to various energy vectors. It is also considering the relevant agronomic, techno-economic and geographic factors associated with the cultivation, collection, processing, transmission and distribution of biomass.

Extract from Press Release dated 19 May 2011:

This is a 9 month long £840,000 Biomass Systems Value Chain Modelling project, which will develop a spatial model linking bio energy crop growth with technology options for logistics, pre-processing and final use as heat, power or transport fuel. The project will develop an economic value chain optimisation framework and look at the carbon impact of sustainably developing UK biomass resources whilst converting these to various energy vectors. It will also consider the relevant agronomic, techno-economic and geographic factors associated with the cultivation, collection, processing, transmission and distribution of biomass

Abstract The development of the BVCM model has been ongoing since the project first started in 2011. The documents published here relate to the intial phases of model development. They do not included later developments and are therefore not representative of the current BVCM model, or in some cases, its findings. For a more recent overview of BVCM and the findings derived from it, readers are encouraged to look at the insights and reports published by the ETI, here: http://www.eti.co.uk/insights and here: http://www.eti.co.uk/library/overview-of-the-etis-bioenergy-value-chain-model-bvcm-capabilities BVCM is now managed by the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). Any questions about the ESC should be directed to them at: info@es.catapult.org.uk
Publications (none)
Final Report (none)
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