Title: Model: Alternative Liquid Fuels Simulation Model, Version 2.0 AltSim 2.0
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-2010/1404
Publication Date: 03/2010
Publication Type: Model/Tool
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Author: Arnold Baker (Sandia National Laboratories)
Thomas E. Drennen (Sandia National Laboratories)
Tyan Williams (William Smith College)

The Alternative Liquid Fuels Simulation Model (AltSim) is a high-level dynamic simulation program which calculates and compares the production and end use costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy balances of several alternative liquid transportation fuels. These fuels include: corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol from various feedstocks (switchgrass, corn stover, forest residue, and farmed trees), biodiesel, and diesels derived from natural gas (gas to liquid, or GTL), coal (coal to liquid, or CTL), and coal with biomass (CBTL). Accompanying report, including model documentation and scenario analysis, is available for download here.

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