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Availability assessment of bioenergy and power plant location optimization: A case study for Pakistan

Biberacher, Markus and Tum, Markus and Günther, Kurt P. and Gadocha, Sabine and Zeil, Peter and Jilani, Rehmatullah and Mansha, Muhammad (2015) Availability assessment of bioenergy and power plant location optimization: A case study for Pakistan. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 42, pp. 700-711. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.10.036 ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032114008612

Abstract

In terms of land use competition, bioenergy is often subject to controversial discussions. This paper presents a study, which addresses the scope of geographic discrete biomass growth, optimal bio-energy plant locations, and related biomass supply areas. In a first step, annual biomass growth is calculated with the BETHY/DLR model on a spatial resolution of 1 km2. In a second step, the ASECO model is utilized to identify optimal plant locations with related biomass supply areas, determined by biomass growth rates and available road infrastructure. The case study is carried out for Pakistan. Scenarios have been investigated on district level, with a special focus on total supply areas for single power plants at identified locations, as well as supply area deviations over the years due to varying biomass growth rates. Achieved results are relevant for the political debate on an optimal bioenergy strategy for Pakistan.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/83336/
Document Type:Article
Title:Availability assessment of bioenergy and power plant location optimization: A case study for Pakistan
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Biberacher, Markusmarkus.biberacher (at) researchstudios.atUNSPECIFIED
Tum, Markusmarkus.tum (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Günther, Kurt P.kurt.guenther (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gadocha, Sabinesabine.gadocha (at) researchstudios.atUNSPECIFIED
Zeil, Peterpeter.zeil (at) sbg.ac.atUNSPECIFIED
Jilani, Rehmatullahdiradrpc (at) suparco.gov.pkUNSPECIFIED
Mansha, Muhammadmuhammad_mansha (at) yahoo.co.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Journal or Publication Title:Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:42
DOI :10.1016/j.rser.2014.10.036
Page Range:pp. 700-711
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1364-0321
Status:Published
Keywords:Spatial modeling, Linear optimization, Bioenergy, Power plant assessment
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Tum, Markus
Deposited On:17 Jul 2013 13:19
Last Modified:10 Jan 2019 15:54

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