Decision Support Challenges for Bioenergy Assurance:
Successful assimilation of the national bioenergy infrastructure not only relies on efficient operations of its components, but more so on the effective harmonization with enabling critical infrastructures including energy, transportation, water, agriculture, and commerce. These complex interdependencies of infrastructures across multiple space and time scales cannot be addressed by a single model or tool. Consequently, an integrated decision support environment must be developed where data, modeling and visualization tools can be shared by multiple stakeholders to understand, design, and develop efficient local and regional practices for the bioenergy infrastructure that can be guided with strategic policy decisions to ensure national bioenergy assurance.
A Standards-based Dynamic and Scalable Architecture (https://bioenergykdf.net):
Utilizing the world class computing and information technology capabilities, ORNL is designing and developing a standards-based dynamic and scalable architecture that integrates, from distributed archives, bioenergy infrastructure related data, models, and tools developed by government, academic, and private sector partners. A robust geospatial technology framework provides efficient data collection, integration, management, analysis through Geographic Information Systems; visualization through Geographic Information and Exploration Systems; and dissemination through Geographic Information Services. Web-enabled and role-based interactive access will ensure wide accessibility and usability of the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework.
biomass, bioenergy, supply chain, collaboration, knowledge discovery, analysis, spatial visualization