Documentation for the Calculating Uncertainty in Biomass Emissions Model, Version 1.0 (CUBE 1.0)
Contents and Use
Published in: Documentation for the Calculating Uncertainty in Biomass Emissions Model, Version 1.0 (CUBE 1.0): Contents and Use (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2010), 73 p
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2009
The Calculating Uncertainty in Biomass Emissions (CUBE) model is a tool to estimate GHG emissions from the cultivation, preparation, and delivery of biomass feedstocks (i.e., "farm-to-gate" emissions) for energy production and the uncertainty in these emissions. Version 1.0 of the model estimates farm-to-gate emissions of three dedicated energy crops (corn grain, switchgrass, and mixed prairie biomass) and two biomass residues (forest residue and mill residue). CUBE 1.0 is publicly available through NETL's Web site. Documentation of source literature and default parameter values is provided in the model itself. An overview of the model structure and use is also available in the model documentation report. This document complements the information contained in the model by (1) describing how users can navigate and find information in the model; (2) providing an overview of the structure of the model; and (3) describing the variables and equations contained in the model. The model was developed using Analytica and can be used with the free Analytica player.