The Argonne Coal Market (ACM) Model was developed as part of the National Coal Utilization Assessment, a comprehensive study of coal-related environmental, health, and safety impacts funded by the Energy Research and Development Administration. The model has a relatively high degree of regional detail on both supply and demand. Coal demands are forecasted by a combination of trend and econometric analysis. Coal supply in each region is characterized by a linearly increasing function relating increments of new mine capacity to the marginal cost of extraction. Rail transportation costs and control technology costs are estimated for each supply-demand link. A quadratic programming algorithm is used to optimize flow patterns for the system. (ERA citation 03:018435)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on systems and decision sciences, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2 Oct 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

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    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Dux, C D
    • Krohm, G C
    • VanKuiken, J C
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00176100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM