Design of a wheat straw supply chain network in Lower Saxony, Germany through optimization

Christos Galanopoulos*, Angelo Odierna, Diego Barletta, Edwin Zondervan

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Abstract

In this work, a biomass supply chain model for the region of Lower Saxony in northern Germany has been developed. Because of Germany's high demand for biofuels, the production and distribution of levulinic acid and bioethanol is studied by using the Advanced Interactive Multidimensional Modeling (AIMMS) software. The economic benefits that this supply chain provides show to what extent Lower Saxony can become fossil fuel independent. These results are used to answer the following question: has biomass the potential to successfully take up the torch from fossil fuels?”

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-876
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • AIMMS
  • bio-based supply chain
  • Germany
  • optimization
  • wheat straw

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