Eksioglu, Sandra Duni
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
This research presents a rail transportation cost analysis of bulk agricultural commodities (such as grain and wood chips) with similar characteristics as pre-processed biomass. This study analyzes the cost factors that affect rail pricing for shipments of bulk-commodities (such as grain) from the Midwest to various regions in the US using regression analysis theories. The rail cost equations developed from the regression analysis were used to compare the trade-offs that exist between truck, rail and barge transportation of pre-processed biomass.
Gonzales, Daniela Sofia, "Identifying Factors and Quantifying their Impact on Transportation Costs of Pre-Processes Biomass" (2012). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 2564.