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Optimal planning of biodiesel supply chain using a linear programming model


Valizadeh, Maryam and Syafiie, Syafiie and Ahamad, Intan Salwani (2014) Optimal planning of biodiesel supply chain using a linear programming model. In: 2014 IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 9-12 Dec. 2014, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia. (pp. 1280-1284).


This paper pre sents a method for the improvement of economic performance of biofuel supply chain. A mathematical model is proposed for optimal planning of biofuel supply chain in order to minimize the total operational costs. The model is linear and takes into consideration the availability of feedstock and biorefineries and determines the optimal schedule for harvesting and transportation of biomass feedstocks, biodiesel production and distribution over the planning horizon. The model is applied to a case study for the production of biodiesel from palm oil and jatropha in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2014.7058844
Publisher: IEEE (IEEE Xplore)
Keywords: Biofuel supply chain; Jatropha; Linear programming model; Palm oil
Depositing User: Nursyafinaz Mohd Noh
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 07:34
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 07:34
Altmetrics: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7058844
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/38898
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