Air emissions, Greenhouse gas emissions, and Energy use model for the Bioeconomy (Bioeconomy AGE)

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Abstract: Bioeconomy AGE is a scenario-based model that estimates energy and environmental impacts of development and rollout of a wide range of technologies including transportation systems, energy systems, and energy and material products at scale. It is fully integrated with the GREET model to incorporate and model life-cycle energy, emission, and water impacts of bioenergy and bioproduct technologies. It also includes light-duty and heavy-duty vehicle and fuel technologies, as well as aviation and marine fuels. Bioeconomy AGE has been used to quantify environmental benefits of utilizing a billion tons of biomass available yearly in the US for developing a bioeconomy with
biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower production at scale. It is also used for benefit analysis of developing and rolling out Co-Optima vehicle and fuel technologies. It helps identify and assess synergistic opportunities that harness resource and technology potentials for developing and scaling up an integrated bioeconomy encompassing biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower.
Model/Tool Platform:
Excel
General Modeling Type:
Accounting/Inventory
Primary analytical purpose:
Cross-sector analysis: Integrative scenario assessment of the interactions across parts of the supply chain or multiple market sectors.
Secondary analytical purpose:
Environmental: Analysis of the environmental effects of bioenergy and bioproduct technologies or feedstocks.
Metric categories:
  • Environmental:
    • Air Quality (non-GHG emissions)
    • GHG Emissions
    • Water Impacts (quality and/or quantity)
  • Socio-economic:
    • Net Energy Balance
    • Process Productivity (conversion-related, e.g., yield)
Geospatial resolution:
National
Temporal resolution:
Years
Laboratory:
ANL - Argonne National Laboratory
Principal investigator:
George G. Zaimes
Model start year:
2015
Model last updated:
2021
Development status:
In Development
Level of validation/review:
Internal QA/QC or Peer Review
Links:
Model scope:
Supply chain elements
Biomass Supply
Feedstock Logistics
Conversion
Distribution
End Use
  • Feedstock Types
    • Starch
    • Sugar Crops
    • Oil Crops
    • Fiber Crops
    • Agricultural Residues
    • Herbaceous Energy Crops
    • Forest Residues
    • Forest Resources
    • Woody Energy Crops
    • Solid Wastes (e.g., MSW, C&D, yard trimmings)
    • Algae
    • Wet Wastes (e.g., wastewater sludge, animal manure, food waste)
    • Fats, Oils, and Greases
    • Landfill Gas
  • Conversion Technology
    • Starch to Sugars
    • Lignocellulosic Biomass to Sugars
    • Lignocellulosic Biomass to Gaseous Intermediate
    • Lignocellulosic Biomass to Biocrude Intermediate (TC)
    • Waste to Biocrude Intermediates (HTL)
    • Waste to Gaseous Intermediate
    • Biomass-Based Oil Extraction
    • Syngas Catalytic Upgrading
    • Sugar Catalytic Upgrading
    • Oil Catalytic Upgrading
    • Sugar Biological Upgrading
    • Syngas Biological Upgrading
    • Alcohol Catalytic (e.g., ethanol or isobutanol to jet)
    • Algae to Sugars
    • Algae to Biocrude Intermediate (HTL)
    • HEFA
  • Products/Process Outputs
    • Transportation Fuels - Biodiesel
    • Transportation Fuels - Ethanol
    • Transportation Fuels - Renewable Diesel
    • Transportation Fuels - Renewable Gasoline
    • Transportation Fuels - Renewable Jet
    • Renewable Natural Gas
    • Biopower
    • Bioproducts
    • Other Process Output
  • Transportation Market Segment
    • Light Duty Vehicles
    • Heavy Duty Vehicles
    • Aviation
    • Marine
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Analytical Purpose
Supply Chain Elements
Biomass Supply
Feedstock Logistics
Conversion
Distribution
End Use

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Information last updated: Sep. 17, 2019 13:45:46 EDT