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dc.contributor.authorHise, Adam M.
dc.contributor.authorCharacklis, William G.
dc.contributor.authorKern, L.
dc.contributor.authorGerlach, Robin
dc.contributor.authorViamajala, Sridhar
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Robert D.
dc.contributor.authorVadlamani, A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-23T20:13:42Z
dc.date.available2016-12-23T20:13:42Z
dc.date.issued2016-11
dc.identifier.citationHise AM, Characklis GW, Kern J, Gerlach R, Viamajala S, Gardner RD, Vadlamani A “Evaluating the relative impacts of operational and financial factors on the competitiveness of an algal biofuel production facility,” Bioresource Technology, November 2016, 220:271–281.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0960-8524
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/12398
dc.description.abstractAlgal biofuels are becoming more economically competitive due to technological advances and government subsidies offering tax benefits and lower cost financing. These factors are linked, however, as the value of technical advances is affected by modeling assumptions regarding the growth conditions, process design, and financing of the production facility into which novel techniques are incorporated. Two such techniques, related to algal growth and dewatering, are evaluated in representative operating and financing scenarios using an integrated techno-economic model. Results suggest that these techniques can be valuable under specified conditions, but also that investment subsidies influence cost competitive facility design by incentivizing development of more capital intensive facilities (e.g., favoring hydrothermal liquefaction over transesterification-based facilities). Evaluating novel techniques under a variety of operational and financial scenarios highlights the set of site-specific conditions in which technical advances are most valuable, while also demonstrating the influence of subsidies linked to capital intensity.en_US
dc.titleEvaluating the relative impacts of operational and financial factors on the competitiveness of an algal biofuel production facilityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage271en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage281en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleBioresource Technologyen_US
mus.citation.volume220en_US
mus.identifier.categoryChemical & Material Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1016/j.biortech.2016.08.050en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemistry & Biochemistry.en_US
mus.relation.departmentMicrobiology & Immunology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage9en_US


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