Return to DOE Reports Table of Contents - S

Sebesta Bloomberg Biomass-to-Energy Feasibility Study.  Final Report 2002.

Sebesta Bloomberg & Associates, Inc.

Part 1, Sections 1 - 8, 3.05 MB
Part 2, Section 9, 3.67 MB

Table of Contents

Part 1, Sec. 1 - 8, 3.05 MB

Section 

1.

Introduction

1-1

1.1

How to Use this Report

1-1

1.2

Project Team Members

1-2

1.3

Project Objectives

1-3

2.

Executive Summary

2-1

2.1

Purpose and Perspective

2-1

2.2

Technical Assessment

2-2

2.3

Environmental Effects

2-4

2.4

Economics

2-4

2.5

1 Alstom Typhoon Turbine

2-5

2.6

Conclusions and Recommendations

2-7

3.

Technical

3-1

3.1

Drawings and Flowsheets

3-1

3.2

Discussion

3-1

3.3

Performance Characteristics of the Plant

3-2

3.4

Acceptable Fuels/Fuel Flexibility

3-3

3.5

Areas of Uncertainty

3-4

4.

Environmental Assessment

4-1

4.1

Air Emissions

4-2

4.2

Environmental Summary

4-7

5.

Biomass Supply Feasibility Criteria

5-1

5.1

Model for Success

5-1

5.2

Economic Considerations

5-2

5.3

Biomass Availability

5-2

5.4

Operational Considerations

5-3

5.5

Minnesota Biomass Supply Assessment

5-4

5.6

United States Biomass Supply Assessment

5-13

6.

Economics

6-19

6.1

Assumptions

6-22

6.2

Comparison of Economics

6-23

6.3

Rahr Plant Economics (1 Alstom Typhoon Turbine)

6-29

6.4

Sensitivity Analysis

6-35

7.

Minnesota and United States Benefits

7-1

7.1

Improved Strategic Security and Balance of Payment for Minnesota

7-1

7.2

Improved Security and Balance of Payments for the United States

7-6

7.3

Healthier Rural Economies

7-8

7.4

Improved Environmental Quality

7-9

7.5

Technology Export

7-10

7.6

Sustainable Resource Supply

7-10

7.7

Specific Industries Benefits

7-11

8.0

References

8-1

Part 2, Sec. 9

9.0

Appendices

9-1