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Methods to optimise the design and management of biomass-for-bioenergy supply chains: A review

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  • De Meyer, Annelies
  • Cattrysse, Dirk
  • Rasinmäki, Jussi
  • Van Orshoven, Jos
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    Biomass supply chain optimisation is essential to overcome barriers and uncertainties that may inhibit the development of a sustainable and competitive bioenergy market. The number of research papers presenting optimisation models in the field of bioenergy systems rises exponentially. This paper gives an overview of the optimisation methods and models focussing on decisions regarding the design and management of the upstream segment of the biomass-for-bioenergy supply chain. After a general description of the supply chain and the decisions coming along with the design and management, all selected publications are classified and discussed according to (1) the mathematical optimisation methodology used, (2) the decision level and decision variables addressed and (3) the objective to be optimised.

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    Volume (Year): 31 (2014)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 657-670

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    Keywords: Biomass; Bioenergy; Supply chain; Design; Management; Logistics; Optimisation;

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