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Modelling and optimization of biomass to bio-products supply chain

Abdul Halim, Abdul Razik and Elkamel, A. and Kozlowski, J. and Goel, A. (2018) Modelling and optimization of biomass to bio-products supply chain. In: 4th International Conference Of Chemical Engineering And Industrial Biotechnology (ICCEIB 2018), 1-2 Aug 2018 , Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. pp. 476-477..

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Supply chain of biomass is one of the major areas that has direct influences towards biomass utilization activities and commercialization progresses. In this paper, an optimization model of biomass to bio-products supply chain was formulated by considering several cost factors such as biomass cost, production cost and transportation cost. A superstructure that has assisted in the model’s formulation provided alternatives in the biomass processing routes which in turn aiming for profit maximization. It has involved a biomass-based manufacturing company in southwestern Ontario which was looking for business expansion and product portfolios’ improvements. Optimal results indicated that an annual profit of $ 22,618,673 was expected to be achieved, and this value was contributed mainly by the sales of bio-filler, bio-ethanol and by-product from the milling plant. The developed model offers flexibilities in biomass resources utilization and technological uses. Even though it was modeled and optimized specifically for the company in Ontario, Canada, the general framework of the optimization model is however could be applicable for different parts of the world including Asia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomass supply chain; bio-products; Modelling; Optimization; Bio-filler; Bio-ethanol. Acknowledgement
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 06:54
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 06:54
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