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Table 6 System performance metrics for economies of scale ratio and logistical mode scenarios

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

    Liquid transport mode
EoSR Metric Units Tanker Pipeline
1.28 Ethanol cost $2007 lEtOH-1 0.328 0.317
  L ¯ B MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafmitaWKbaebadaWgaaWcbaGaemOqaieabeaaaaa@2E47@ km 107 107
  L:C ratio** - 0.86 0.76
  No. plants - 1 1
  Configuration - Integrated Integrated
1.45 Ethanol cost $2007 lEtOH-1 *** -
  L ¯ B MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafmitaWKbaebadaWgaaWcbaGaemOqaieabeaaaaa@2E47@ km 58 62
  L:C ratio - 0.34 0.58
  No. plants - 4 5
  Configuration - Integrated Decentralised
1.65 Ethanol cost $2007 lEtOH-1 - -
  L ¯ B MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafmitaWKbaebadaWgaaWcbaGaemOqaieabeaaaaa@2E47@ km 62 62
  L:C ratio - 0.69 0.59
  No. plants - 5 5
  Configuration - Decentralised Decentralised
  1. *The average unit-biomass transport distance
  2. **The ratio between logistics costs and process capital and operating costs
  3. ***Production costs for EoSR scenarios are not considered valid owing to distortions of relative and absolute component costs