Waste-to-Energy System Simulation Model (WESyS)
Abstract: The objective of this project is to perform systems analyses to elucidate the impact of policy, R&D, and technoeconomics on the waste-to-energy system as a whole as well as at specific points in supply chain and for individual sectors (i.e., landfills, CAFOs, POTWs). This project will leverage existing DOE models (e.g., the Waste-to-Energy System Simulation (WESyS) model), along with current DOE technoeconomic data, resource assessment data, and stakeholder input to perform analyses that are directly tied into the DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office goals. This project differs from the previously DOE-funded WESyS project in that it is primarily analysis-focused. The two-year
WESyS project (2016 – 2017) was predominately focused on model development, calibration, validation, and data collection. This project will leverage these activities to produce simulation-based analyses.
General Modeling Type:
Dynamic (with feedbacks)
Primary analytical purpose:
System level: Analysis of the effects of bioenergy and bioproduct technologies and feedstock on the landscape or relate markets. System level modeling examines effects outside the direct supply chain.
Secondary analytical purpose:
Risk/Financial analysis: Analysis of the risks and financial aspects of technology or feedstock implementation.
- Techno-economic Impact
- Other Socio-economic (e.g., GDP impact, Investment/NPV)
NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Model start year:
Model last updated:
Level of validation/review:
Internal QA/QC or Peer Review
- Feedstock Types
- Wet Wastes (e.g., wastewater sludge, animal manure, food waste)
- Conversion Technology
- Waste to Biocrude Intermediates (HTL)
- Waste to Gaseous Intermediate
- Products/Process Outputs
- Intermediate - Pyrolysis or Biocrude Intermediate
- Other Process Output
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Information last updated: Sep. 17, 2019 13:45:46 EDT