Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty

Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty

Concepts and Quantitative Methods

1st Edition - November 25, 2020

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  • Authors: Mir Saman Pishvaee, Shayan Mohseni, Samira Bairamzadeh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209004
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206409

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Biomass to Biofuel Supply Chain Design and Planning under Uncertainty: Concepts and Quantitative Methods explores the design and optimization of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains for commercial-scale implementation of biofuel projects by considering the problems and challenges encountered in real supply chains. By offering a fresh approach and discussing a wide range of quantitative methods, the book enables researchers and practitioners to develop hybrid methods that integrate the advantages and features of two or more methods in one decision-making framework for the efficient optimization of biofuel supply chains, especially for complex supply chain models. Combining supply chain management and modeling techniques in a single volume, the book is beneficial for graduate students who no longer need to consult subject-specific books alongside mathematical modeling textbooks. The book consists of two main parts. The first part describes the key components of biofuel supply chains, including biomass production, harvesting, collection, storage, preprocessing, conversion, transportation, and distribution. It also provides a comprehensive review of the concepts, problems, and opportunities associated with biofuel supply chains, such as types and properties of the feedstocks and fuel products, decision-making levels, sustainability concepts, uncertainty analysis and risk management, as well as integration of biomass supply chain with other supply chains. The second part focuses on modeling and optimization of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains under uncertainty, using different quantitative methods to determine optimal design. 

Key Features

  • Proposes a general multi-level framework for the optimal design and operation of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains through quantitative analysis and modeling, including different biomass and waste biomass feedstock, production pathways, technology options, transportation modes, and final products
  • Explores how modeling and optimization tools can be utilized to address sustainability issues in biofuel supply chains by simultaneously assessing and identifying sustainable solutions
  • Presents several case studies with different regional constraints to evaluate the practical applicability of different optimization methods and compares their performance in real-world situations
  • Includes General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) codes for solving biomass supply chain optimization problems discussed in different chapters

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in the field of biomass and bioenergy

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. An Overview of Biomass Feedstocks for Biofuel Production

    2. Biomass Supply Chain Structures and Activities

    3. Decision-Making Levels in Biofuel Supply Chain

    4. Uncertainties in Biomass Supply Chain

    5. Sustainability Concepts in Biomass Supply Chain

    6. Uncertainty Modelling Approaches for Biofuel Supply Chain

    7. Strategic Planning in Biofuel Supply Chain Under Uncertainty

    8. Tactical Planning in Biofuel Supply Chain Under Uncertainty

    9. Operational Planning in Biofuel Supply Chain Under Uncertainty

Product details

  • No. of pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: November 25, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209004
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206409

About the Authors

Mir Saman Pishvaee

Mir Saman Pishvaee is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from University of Tehran in 2012 and initiated his work as a faculty member at SIE since 2013. His research vision is concentrated mainly on Supply chain management, Robust optimization and Biofuel supply chain planning. He has published a number of book chapters and scientific articles in the field of biofuel supply chain design and planning. Till 2018, six of his papers are among the WOS highly-cited papers and he also ranked among the Top 1 percent researchers (Engineering area) in 2018 based on ISI-ESI report.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Shayan Mohseni

Shayan Mohseni is a PhD student in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. He has a broad research interest in supply chain design and optimizations, particularly in biomass-based biofuel supply chains. He has successfully published four first-author journal articles covering various topics on biomass supply chains. His recent research is focused on incorporating sustainability in the design and operations of microalgae -based biofuel supply chains, dealing with uncertainty using robust optimization and stochastic programming approaches, and modeling competition and interaction between different parties in biomass supply chains with game theory-based optimization models.

Affiliations and Expertise

PhD student, Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Samira Bairamzadeh

Samira Bairamzadeh is currently working as a postdoc researcher in the School of Industrial Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST). She obtained her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from IUST with a thesis titled ‘A sustainable lignocellulosic biomass-to-biofuel supply chain network design under multiple uncertainties.’ Her research activity is focused on the biomass supply chain network design and optimization, robust optimization, and sustainability concepts in the biomass supply chains. She has published three first-author journal articles, covering various topics such as multi-objective robust optimization approaches, sustainability aspects, as well as supply chain management new paradigms in the design and operations of biomass to biofuel supply chains.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, School of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

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  • Jalal Thu Feb 04 2021

    A useful book with detailed practical mathematical models

    This book provides a comprehensive content on different mathematical modelling approaches for biomass supply chain planning. Also, presented a useful framework for modelling uncertainty in such supply chains.