Olga Orynycz and Andrzej Wasiak The Effects of Plantation Size and Internal Transport on Energy Efficiency of Biofuel Production
940 - 945
2017
11
9
International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering http://waset.org/publications/10007809
http://waset.org/publications/129
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Mathematical model describing energetic efficiency (defined as a ratio of energy obtained in the form of biofuel to the sum of energy inputs necessary to facilitate production) of agricultural subsystem as a function of technological parameters was developed. Production technology is characterized by parameters of machinery, topological characteristics of the plantation as well as transportation routes inside and outside of plantation. The relationship between the energetic efficiency of agricultural and industrial subsystems is also derived. Due to the assumed large area of the individual field, the operations last for several days increasing interfields routes because of several returns. The total distance driven outside of the fields is, however, small as compared to the distance driven inside of the fields. This results in small energy consumption during interfields transport that, however, causes a substantial decrease of the energetic effectiveness of the whole system.
International Science Index 129, 2017