Biomass Scenario Model

Adrienne Powell, Brian Bush

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The Biomass Scenario Model (BSM) is a unique, carefully validated, state-of-the-art dynamic model of the domestic biofuels supply chain which explicitly focuses on policy issues, their feasibility, and potential side effects. It integrates resource availability, physical/technological/economic constraints, behavior, and policy. The model uses a system dynamics simulation (not optimization) to model dynamic interactions across the supply chain.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-6A20-64956


  • biofuel industry
  • biofuels
  • biofuels
  • biomass
  • economic constraints
  • feasibility
  • incentives
  • policy
  • resource availability
  • simulation
  • supply chain
  • system dynamics


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