Bioenergy power generation in Inner Mongolia, China: supply logistics and feedstock cost
Source: International Forestry Review, Volume 12, Number 4, December 2010 , pp. 396-406(11)
Publisher: Commonwealth Forestry Association
Abstract:In China, high feedstock cost and supply logistics constrain the development of the wood bioenergy sector. This study examines the cost structure and supply logistics for two locations in Inner Mongolia: Naimanqi which has a power plant supplied by a collectively owned forest and Arxan, where a proposed power plant would be supplied by a state-owned forest. The study areas differed in supply logistics and management structure but were alike in that the largest component of feedstock cost was labour. The feedstock cost varied between Naimanqi and Arxan due to the differences in collection process, equipment, hauling distance, transportation cost and administration cost. The case study provides insight into the economics of bioenergy feedstock from forests in northern China.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China. 2: Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia, 2045-2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4.
Publication date: 2010-12-01
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