The Biofuels Facility Location Analysis Modeling Endeavor (BioFLAME) allows the user to perform an analysis on any combination of counties within a 16 state region in the southeast U.S. given parameters such as biorefinery capacity, crop prices, transport cost rate, feedstock yield adjustments, hay land availability, driving distance limit, required profit, and more. A suitability analysis can be performed using an array geographic features that a biorefinery might be situated near or away from. A feedstock supply analysis then evaluates the costs involved in siting a facility in all candidate sites within the suitable areas. Minimum feedstock delivered cost is used to determine a plant location given the acceptance of site suitability.
Presented by: Brad Wilson and Dr. Edward Yu
Final Report submitted to the Southeastern Sun Grant Center by Wilson, B, D de la Torre Ugarte, BC English. 2011.