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A supply chain network design model for biomass co-firing in coal-fired power plants

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  • Roni, Md.S.
  • Eksioglu, Sandra D.
  • Searcy, Erin
  • Jha, Krishna

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We propose a framework for designing the supply chain network for biomass co-firing in coal-fired power plants. This framework is inspired by existing practices with products with similar physical characteristics to biomass. We present a hub-and-spoke supply chain network design model for long-haul delivery of biomass. This model is a mixed integer linear program solved using benders decomposition algorithm. Numerical analysis indicates that 100milliontons of biomass are located within 75miles from a coal plant and could be delivered at $8.53/dry-ton; 60milliontons of biomass are located beyond 75miles and could be delivered at $36/dry-ton.

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  • Roni, Md.S. & Eksioglu, Sandra D. & Searcy, Erin & Jha, Krishna, 2014. "A supply chain network design model for biomass co-firing in coal-fired power plants," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 115-134.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:61:y:2014:i:c:p:115-134
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2013.10.007
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