"The use of biomass to fuel power plants is considered by many to be a carbon neutral solution to carbon dioxide emissions. One objection to this method of power generation is the gasoline or diesel spent in the transportation and feedstock production, which is a major contributor to carbon emission. In addition, costs associated with the transportation of the biomass fuels are also a major limiting. This work investigates the use of a hybrid farming facility as a means of distributed generation combined. A model that incorporates a small scale biomass power facility located within a farming facility is examined. By locating the power facility at the center of the facility and having the biomass crop fields surrounding the power plant, transportation costs for power generation are greatly reduced. In addition, the use of electric powered farm equipment for sowing seeds, harvesting, and fertilizer application reduces fossil fuel consumption to near zero. Powering these vehicles with the electrical energy from the power plant on site allows for a self-sufficient agricultural facility with near zero emissions."--Abstract, page iii.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 72 pages
© 2015 Baburaj Kanagarajan, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Biomass energy -- Technological innovations
Biomass energy -- Environmental aspects
Carbon dioxide mitigation
Electric power-plants -- Efficiency.
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Link to Catalog Record
Kanagarajan, Baburaj, "Emission and energy analysis of self-sufficient biomass power plant to achieve near net zero CO₂ emission" (2015). Masters Theses. 7401.