publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Evaluating primary forest fuel rail terminals with discrete event simulation: A case study from Austria

Ulrich J. Wolfsmayr; Rossana Merenda; Peter Rauch; Francesco Longo; Manfred Gronalt;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Annals of Forest Research, volume 59, page 1 (issn: 1844-8135, eissn: 2065-2445, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Marin Dracea National Research-Development Institute in Forestry
Abstract
Biomass rail transport is a useful alternative to unimodal truck trans- port for medium or long transport distances, if only a short road pre-haulage is required. Up to now primary forest fuels (PFF) are rarely transported on the rail network in Austria and rail terminals able to tranship notable vol- umes are not established yet. The objective of this study is to investigate the potentials of existing transhipment infrastructure for introducing and operating PFF terminals. Such PFF terminals enable a regular PFF supply to bioenergy plants and additionally provide opportunities for buffer storage and production processes like comminution. Three existing railway ...
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free text keywords: biomass, bioenergy, terminal, simulation, multimodal transport, rail transport, Multimodal transport, Environmental science, Transshipment, Transport engineering, Supply chain, Railway sidings, Old-growth forest, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Discrete event simulation, Truck, Bioenergy, lcsh:Forestry, lcsh:SD1-669.5
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