Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Identifying factors and quantifying their impact on transportation costs of pre-processes biomass
by Gonzales, Daniela Sofia, M.S., Mississippi State University, 2012, 75; 1516363
Abstract (Summary)

This research presents a rail transportation cost analysis of bulk agricultural commodities (such as grain and wood chips) with similar characteristics as pre-processed biomass. This study analyzes the cost factors that affect rail pricing for shipments of bulk-commodities (such as grain) from the Midwest to various regions in the US using regression analysis theories. The rail cost equations developed from the regression analysis were used to compare the trade-offs that exist between truck, rail and barge transportation of pre-processed biomass.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Eksioglu, Sandra Duni
Commitee: Eksioglu, Burak, Searcy, Erin
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 51/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Industrial engineering, Transportation planning
Keywords: Barge transportation, Densified biomass, Preprocessed biomass, Rail transportation, Truck transportation
Publication Number: 1516363
ISBN: 978-1-267-54132-1
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