Yingqian Lin
Idaho National Laboratory
CombustionSupply chainPileLoggingEngineeringLeaching (agriculture)CropNutrientHorticultureBioenergyHeat of combustionMulchMoistureProfit (economics)Total costGreen manureMaterials scienceCompactionSkidderProductivityRaw materialProcess engineeringWater contentCropping systemSoil qualityFraser firTrifolium repensProduction (economics)Supply chain optimizationForageBiomassHybrid poplarMiddle layerAir dryingBiomass feedstockTime and motionWeather factorsMaterial decompositionCover cropSoil fertilityEnvironmental scienceLinear programmingPower stationSupply chain managementOrganic matterAgroforestryWaste managementAgronomyEnvironmental engineeringDegree (temperature)
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#1Zach Carter (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 1
#2Fei Pan (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 5
Last. A. K. Srivastava (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 9
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ABSTRACTReconfigured forage harvesting equipment utilized for plantation biomass harvesting and processing is highly productive but is expensive and not yet widely used in short rotation woody crop (SRWC) production systems. Traditional timber harvesting equipment, on the other hand, has been widely used for decades and can be adapted for use in SRWC plantations. Productivity of these traditional systems is not well understood when utilized in such plantations. To that end, productivity and cost...
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#1Yingqian Lin (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 3
#2Fei PanH-Index: 5
Last. A. K. SrivastavaH-Index: 9
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Abstract Because of the greater demand in using woody biomass for bioenergy and bio-based products, feedstock supply chain optimization becomes more important to decrease supply chain logistics costs. As a primary component in the biomass feedstock supply chain, the storage of harvested woody biomass can directly affect transportation cost, biomass quality, and combustion efficiency. An improved operations system structured with linear programming was developed for minimizing the total cost of w...
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#1Yingqian Lin (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 3
#2Fei PanH-Index: 5
Abstract Storage is a key component within the woody biomass supply chain, especially when year-round harvesting is impossible. To determine whether chipped biomass is a better form for in-woods storage than unchipped biomass, and to examine the effect of weather factors on wood chip quality, this study was designed and conducted at three study sites in Michigan. From July to December 2013, samples were collected twice a month and tested for moisture content (MC) and higher heating value (HHV). ...
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#1Yingqian Lin (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 3
#2Fei PanH-Index: 5
Last. A. K. SrivastavaH-Index: 9
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Abstract. Due to the greater demand in bioenergy and bio-based products, feedstock supply chain optimization is critical to decrease the logistics costs. As a primary phase in the biomass feedstock supply logistics, the storage of harvested biomass can directly affect transportation cost, biomass quality and its combustion efficiency. A model structured with linear programming was developed to determine an optimized biomass pre-processing, storage, and transportation strategy. The optimization m...
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#1Pascal NzokouH-Index: 12
#2A. R. Wilson (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 2
Last. Yingqian Lin (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 3
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#1Yingqian Lin (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 3
#2Fei PanH-Index: 5
Abstract An air-drying process was designed to avoid material decomposition and eliminate the high cost involved in other drying and storage methods. This process, which involved no chipping of biomass at the harvest site, was tested at two study sites in Escanaba, Upper Peninsula, Michigan, from June to November 2011. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of air-drying on biomass moisture content (MC) and higher heating value (HHV) over field storage. In addition the im...
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#1Yingqian Lin (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 3
#2A. R. Wilson (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 2
Last. Pascal NzokouH-Index: 12
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High rates of inorganic fertilizers are used in conventional intensive production systems such as Abies fraseri (fraser fir) cropping systems for Christmas trees. Groundcovers can be used as green mulches, help reduce the use of farm chemicals, and provide several environmental benefits. We investigated the performance of a low-input cropping system by combining two legume cover crops [Dutch white clover (Trifolium repens) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa)] in combination with low rates of inorganic...
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