Supply Chain Participation Model
Abstract: An agent-based model (ABM) to simulate farmer bioenergy crop adoption behavior. ABMs provide a framework for incorporating economic and non-economic factors including environmental, spatial, and social influences into individual decision-making. We estimate grower participation levels for supplying corn stover and converting land into perennial energy crop production by incorporating the influence of farm attributes, market structure, social networks, media influence, and individual characteristics on farmer decisions. The model assesses the propagation of individual-level decisions on bioenergy feedstock supply for a specific region. Identifying levers that have the most impact on grower adoption has important implications for the future of the
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Feasibility/Implementation assessment: Assessment of the feasibility or implementation of technologies and feedstocks in terms of operations or in the context of their landscape or market.
Secondary analytical purpose:
Feedstock market assessment: Assessment of potential feedstock resources using an approach that evaluates the market sector producing the feedstock (e.g., agriculture or forestry).
- Techno-economic Impact
INL - Idaho National Laboratory
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- Feedstock Types
- Agricultural Residues
- Herbaceous Energy Crops
- Forest Residues
- Forest Resources
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