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Table 5 System performance metrics for spatial scale, spatial distribution and technological scenarios

From: A spatially explicit whole-system model of the lignocellulosic bioethanol supply chain: an assessment of decentralised processing potential

Scenario Current Future
    Grid scale (km2) Grid scale (km2)
  Metric Unit 25 50 100 25 50 100
Centralised Ethanol cost $2007.lEtOH-1 0.714 0.605 0.579 0.350 0.328 0.328
  L ¯ B MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafmitaWKbaebadaWgaaWcbaGaemOqaieabeaaaaa@2E47@ km 53 70 114 53 107 97
  L:C ratio** - 0.17 0.29 0.45 0.45 0.86 0.79
  No. plants - 1 2 4 1 1 5
  Max. plant*** 106 l year-1 109 297 546 742 2970 2620
Corner-Point Ethanol cost $2007 lEtOH-1 0.712 0.601 0.578 0.355 0.337 0.346
  L ¯ B MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafmitaWKbaebadaWgaaWcbaGaemOqaieabeaaaaa@2E47@ km 48 71 102 48 66 82
  L:C ratio - 0.17 0.28 0.46 0.33 0.49 0.75
  No. plants - 1 2 4 1 3 8
  Max. plant 106 l year-1 109 297 533 742 1230 2380
  1. *The average unit-biomass transport distance
  2. **The ratio between logistics costs and process capital and operating costs
  3. ***Maximum single-plant scale observed within system