An agent-based modeling tool supporting bioenergy and bio-product community communication regarding cellulosic bioeconomy development
The emergence of the cellulosic bioeconomy requires not only adequate technological, economic, and policy advances, but also effective communication and coordination among the multiple stakeholders in the bioeconomy community. Aiming to facilitate stakeholder communication and collaboration for cellulosic bioeconomy growth, an agent-based model is developed as a community communication tool in this study. The tool simulates the behaviors and interactions of key stakeholders, as well as the responses and interactions between the stakeholders and biophysical, socioeconomic, and environmental conditions. The agent behavior rules are developed and validated based on behavior and economic theories and information attained from a stakeholder focus group study and a land use survey. A pilot study in a Central Illinois watershed shows stakeholder synergies, i.e., positive feedback loops across multiple stakeholders. The modeling tool's role in facilitating community communication is demonstrated via the focus group study. A comparison of policy scenarios suggests that the cellulosic bioeconomy development is fastest under a portfolio of policies combining the views of the multiple stakeholders. Critically, subsidy for small-scale bio-facilities is essential as it rapidly initializes an early market for cellulosic feedstocks and the adoption of Miscanthus. The communication tool is applied to bringing stakeholders and researchers together to develop shared visions, assess barriers, and explore solution portfolios to initialize and speed up the regional cellulosic bioeconomy.
e DOE Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation ( U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research)[DE-SC0018420] ; Support for Under-Represented Groups in Engineering (SURGE) program at the University of Illinois Urbana -Champaign (UIUC) and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program[DGE-1746047]
|WOS Research Area|
Science & Technology - Other Topics ; Energy & Fuels
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Energy & Fuels
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|EI Accession Number|
Autonomous agents ; Economics ; Land use ; Mergers and acquisitions ; Simulation platform ; Surveys
|ESI Classification Code|
Urban and Regional Planning and Development:403 ; Computer Applications:723.5 ; Social Sciences:971
|ESI Research Field|
Web of Science
Cited Times [WOS]:1
|Document Type||Journal Article|
|Department||School of Environmental Science and Engineering|
1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Urbana,United States
2.DOE Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Urbana,United States
3.Key Laboratory for City Cluster Environmental Safety and Green Development of the Ministry of Education,School of Ecology,Environment and Resources,Guangdong University of Technology,Guangzhou,510006,China
4.Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Urbana,United States
5.Department of Forest,Rangeland and Fire Sciences,University of Idaho,Moscow,United States
6.State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Integrated Surface Water-Groundwater Pollution Control,School of Environmental Science and Engineering,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,China
7.Agricultural Watershed Institute,Decatur,United States
8.Savanna Institute,Bloomington,United States
Yang，Pan,Cai，Ximing,Hu，Xinchen,et al. An agent-based modeling tool supporting bioenergy and bio-product community communication regarding cellulosic bioeconomy development[J]. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS,2022,167.
Yang，Pan.,Cai，Ximing.,Hu，Xinchen.,Zhao，Qiankun.,Lee，Yuanyao.,...&Iutzi，Fred.(2022).An agent-based modeling tool supporting bioenergy and bio-product community communication regarding cellulosic bioeconomy development.RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS,167.
Yang，Pan,et al."An agent-based modeling tool supporting bioenergy and bio-product community communication regarding cellulosic bioeconomy development".RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS 167(2022).
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