Biomass Fuel Supply Assessment
Prior to undertaking any biobased energy project, developers must first assess the feedstock resources. Through our extensive work in this area, ANTARES has developed a highly effective approach to assessing potential resources for biomass fuel supplies. This approach includes evaluation of the cost and quantities of suitable feedstocks with a method that ANTARES has honed over dozens such studies. Clients have ranged from government agencies seeking to characterize national resources, to small cogeneration project developers looking to secure contracts for a few thousand tons of fuel per year.
Although each study is tailored to the client’s specific needs, common elements include:
- Identifying specific supply regions for detailed biomass supply investigation
- Identifying biomass fuel supply types for detailed investigation
- Identifying sources, volumes and prices for the desired feedstock
- Preparation of fuel supply curves using both weighted average and marginal costs
ANTARES has performed fuel supply studies for a wide range of potential biomass feedstocks. Select examples include industrial process and manufacturing waste wood, construction and demolition debris, clean wood chips and sawdust, energy crops such as switchgrass and willow, agricultural residues, municipal solid waste, forest thinnings and removals, food wastes and food packaging scraps. This wealth of experience qualifies us as a leader of biomass resource assessments.
At the conclusion of each study, ANTARES prepares a final report that provides sufficient information to be used in project pro formas both for internal feasibility assessment and for project financing.
- Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
- Duke Energy
- Electric Power Research Institute
- Morgan Stanley
- New York Power Authority
- NRG Energy
- Southern Co.