BioSAT Publications
Refereed Journals
Huang, X. J.H. Perdue and T.M. Young. 2012. A spatial index for identifying opportunity zones for woody cellulosic conversion facilities. International Journal of Forestry Research. 2012:1-11. doi:10.1155/2012/106474
Young, T.M., R.L. Zaretski, J.H. Perdue, F.M. Guess, and X. Liu. 2011. Logistic regression models of factors influencing the location of bioenergy and biofuels plants. BioResources. 6(1):329-343. [1.418 IF (2010)]
Young, T.M., J.H. Perdue, A.J. Hartsell, and T.G. Rials. 2011. An economic assessment for biomass in the Southern U.S. using the biomass site assessment tool (BioSAT). In Woody Biomass Utilization: Proceedings of the International Conference on Woody Biomass Utilization, Starkville, MS, August 4-5. 2009. pp. 93-107. Edited by John R. Shelly, Forest Products Society, Madison, WI. ISBN-13:978-1-892529-60-2.
Young, T.M., A.J. Hartsell, J.H. Perdue, D.G. Hodges, R.C. Abt, and T.G. Rials. 2009. A real-time, web-based optimal biomass site assessment tool (BioSAT) – An economic assessment of biomass for the 33 eastern United States. Proc. International Conference on Woody Biomass Utilization. Mississippi State University. Starkville, MS. In Press.
Young, T.M., J.H. Perdue, A. Hartsell, D.G. Hodges and T.G Rials. 2008. Optimal siting for biorefineries using the Biomass Siting Analysis Tool (BioSAT). 2008 Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium. Oct. 21-23. Park City, UT. USDA Forest Service Proceedings – RMRS-P-56. 42:1-22.
Final Reports
Perdue, J.H., T.M. Young, and T.G. Rials. 2011. The Biomass Site Assessment Tool – BioSAT. Final Report for U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station submitted by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 282p.
Hodges, D.G., T.M. Young, R.C. Abt, A.J. Hartsell, and J.H. Perdue. 2009. Regional comparative advantage for woody biofuels production. Final Report for US DOT Southeastern Sun Grant Center. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 167p.
M.S. Theses
Huang, X. 2010. Bayesian logistic regression models for siting biomass-using facilities. M.S. Thesis. The University of Tennessee. Knoxville. 149p.
Liu, X. 2009. A statistical analysis of key factors influencing the location of biomass-using facilities. M.S. Thesis. The University of Tennessee. Knoxville. 106p.
Wang, Yingjin. 2008. Comparing linear discriminant analysis with classification trees using forest landowner survey data as a case study with considerations for optimal biorefinery siting. M.S. Thesis. The University of Tennessee. Knoxville. 114p.
Abt, R.C., F.W. Cubbage and G. Pacheco. 2000. Southern forest resource assessment using the Subregional Timber Supply (SRTS) model. Forest Products Journal. 50(4):25-33.
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Caputo, J. 2009. Sustainable forest biomass: promoting renewable energy and forest stewardship. Environmental and Energy Study Institute Policy Paper. Washington, D.C.
Berwick, M. and M. Farooq. 2003. Trucking cost model for transportation managers. Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University. Fargo, ND.
Biomass Research and Development Board. 2008. Increasing feedstock production for biofuels economic drivers, environmental implications, and the role of research. (accessed January 5, 2009).
Blanchard, O.J. and J. Gali. 2007. The macroeconomic effects of oil price shocks: why are the 2000s so different from the 1970s? Proc. of NBER ME Conference on International Dimensions of Monetary Policy. S'Agaro, Catalonia, Spain.
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Elbehri, A. 2007. The changing face of the U.S. grain system. Economic Research Service. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
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Dykstra, D.P. 2008. Subject: estimating biomass collection costs for the "Billion-Ton Study" update. Memo: Estimating Forest Biomass Collection Costs for the Billion-Ton Study Update (BTS2). Dykstra, April 25, 2008.
Energy Information Administration. 2008. International Energy Outlook. Report #:DOE/EIA- 0484(2008), Release Date: June 2008 (Accessed January 5, 2009).
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Galik, C.S, R.C. Abt and Y. Wu. 2009. Forest biomass supply in the southeastern United States - implications for industrial roundwood and bioenergy production. Journal of Forestry. 107(2):69-77.
Graham, R.L., B.C. English and C.E. Noon. 2000. A geographic information system-based modeling system for evaluating the cost of delivered energy crop feedstock. Biomass and Bioenergy. 18(4):309-329.
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Jensen, K., J. Menard, B. English, W. Park and B. Wilson. 2002. The wood transportation and resource analysis system (WTRANS): an analysis tool to assist wood residue producers and users. Forest Products Journal. 52(5):27-33.
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Nevis, C.G. 2009. Kentucky's Growing Gold. Kentucky Division of Forestry. Frankfort, KY. Vol. XLIX, No. 2
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Ugarte, D.L.T., B.C. English, R.J. Menard and M. Walsh. 2006. Conditions that influence the economic viability of ethanol from corn stover in the midwest the USA. International Sugar Journal. 108(1287):152-156.
Ugarte, D.L.T., B.C. English and K. Jensen. 2007. Sixty billion gallons by 2030: Economic and agricultural impacts of ethanol and biodiesel expansion. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 89(5):1290-1295.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 2008a. U.S. Forest Service research and development strategic plan, 2008-2012. Washington, DC. 32p.
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Western Governor's Association. 2008. Strategic assessment of bioenergy development in the west – spatial analysis and supply curve development. University of California, Davis. 86p. (Accessed January 5, 2009).
Wear, D.N. and J.G. Greis. 2002. Southern forest resource assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-53. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 635 p.
Wear, D.N., D.R. Carter and J. Prestemon. 2007. The U.S. South's timber sector in 2005: a prospective analysis of recent change. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–99. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 29 p.
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