The effect of biomass raw material collection distance on energy surplus factor

The collection radius of biomass raw materials is an important factor affecting the volume of raw materials for energy utilization. At present, it is usually studied based on a single biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant. However, as the heat transfer threshold of biomass CHP plant is limited, it is necessary to consider the optimal collection radius and biomass raw material allocation under the distribution mode of multiple power plants to improve the overall utilization rate of raw materials. Biomass raw material collection distance threshold (BCDT) refers to the maximum road length between the resource point (that allows the transportation of raw materials to the biomass CHP plant) and the biomass CHP plant. Under the mode of multi-power plant planning, the greater the BCDT is, the more destinations there will be for raw materials to be transported to from the same resource point, and the more flexible the transportation plans and allocation of transportation volumes will be. This also means more raw materials can be ultimately used for energy utilization, which leads to higher transportation cost. Therefore, determining the appropriate BCDT plays a key role in the unified planning of biomass raw materials. Based on the limitation of heat transfer threshold, this paper carries out multi-power plant planning with Fuxin City as the research object. Based on such planning, ArcGIS is used to generate biomass raw material planning schemes with different BCDTs. Then the transportation cost and energy surplus factor (ratio of renewable resource potential to energy demand) of each scheme are calculated and compared. The results show that there is a positive correlation between BCDT and the energy surplus factor. With the increase of BCDT, the growth rate of the energy surplus factor gradually becomes slower. The study also allows to set the utilization threshold of biomass energy utilization capacity and obtain the corresponding BCDT. In order to achieve a higher energy surplus factor, it is recommended that 40 km be used as the BCDT when carrying out uniform planning for biomass raw materials. At this time, the utilization of biomass energy utilization capacity is 75%, which can achieve a high degree of energy self-sufficiency and ensure its economic competitiveness.


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  • Accession Number: 01876720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2023 10:19AM