EBI Personnel Directory Gilless, Keith

Feedstock Development

Keith Gilless





Adding Biofuel Feedstock Options to Regional Forest Product Market Models

Since woody feedstocks have very similar characteristics to agricultural biofuel feedstocks and can be produced as a less expensive byproduct from currently managed forests, Gilless’s group is working to define how increased biofuel production would fit within an increasingly global market for all wood products. Gilless’s team will develop tools to more accurately predict the volumes of tree-based biofuel feedstocks that will be available for wood products that also have active international trade connections. The group plans to integrate a proven, regionally applicable joint-optimization forest biomass model (Daugherty and Fried 2007) with a global forest products model (Buongiorno 2003) to develop a more scalable and robust woody biomass feedstock model.