Sustainable Bio-based Waste to Energy Supply Chains with Centralized and Decentralized Processing Networks

Maryam Mohammadi, Iiro Harjunkoski

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Abstract

This study develops a mixed integer linear programming model that integrates the strategic, tactical, and operational decision levels of the multi-scale supply chain networks in a bio-based waste management context. The model aims to evaluate the potential of biomass utilization for generating biofuel and bioenergy and measure their sustainable implications in decentralized and centralized supply chain configurations. The model aligns the biomass procurement and supply with varying demand, optimizes the inventory levels, effectively assigns resources to operations, optimizes the transportation network, and distributes and sells the produced bio- based products to end-users. The model also optimizes the choice between waste treatment technologies according to their economic impacts. The generalized disjunctive programming technique is used to formulate and optimize the discrete decision-making processes of the proposed supply chain system. The resulting model is solved using GAMS/CPLEX.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th SEE Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Subtitle of host publication4th SEE SDEWES
PublisherInternational Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems SDEWES
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSoutheast European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 28 Jun 20202 Jul 2020
Conference number: 4

Conference

ConferenceSoutheast European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Abbreviated titleSEE SDEWES
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
CitySarajevo
Period28/06/202002/07/2020

Keywords

  • Biomass treatment
  • waste to energy
  • decentralization
  • centralization
  • supply chain
  • sustainability
  • generalized disjunctive programming

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    Mohammadi, M., & Harjunkoski, I. (2020). Sustainable Bio-based Waste to Energy Supply Chains with Centralized and Decentralized Processing Networks. In 4th SEE Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems: 4th SEE SDEWES International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems SDEWES.