Mississippi State University
White, Mark G.
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
To support further technology development and to promote the growth of a renewable biofuels industry that will satisfy the stated expectations of anticipated energy needs, it is essential that energy production systems provide a net energy gain over the course of their lifetime. As a means to provide accurate analysis to the value of alternative energy systems this paper provides a mechanism to evaluate energy systems in terms of energy generation ratios that is in terms of existing analysis techniques utilized in existing energy generation areas, such as the oil industry. This paper also proposes techniques that help perform this net energy analysis in terms of the specific economy considering the infrastructure investment.
Jeanson, Joshua Hans, "A review of the feasibility of alternative energy system using an energy return on investment analysis" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 5058.