An integrated mathematical optimisation approach to synthesise and analyse a bioelectricity supply chain network

Wen Choong Ling, Arati Banu Verasingham, Viknesh Andiappan, Yoke Kin Wan, Irene Mei Leng Chew, Denny K. S. Ng

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Abstract

This paper presents an integrated mathematical optimisation approach to synthesise a bioelectricity supply chain network with minimal costs. Detailed economic evaluation was performed to determine the optimum location of centralised or decentralised biomass pre-treatment and power plants. Once the optimum bioelectricity supply chain network is established, input-output modelling of the network is formed. Next, feasible operating range analysis is performed. A palm-based bioelectricity supply chain case study in Malaysia is used to illustrate the proposed approach. Based on the optimised results, a total of 80.90 MW of bioelectricity are generated with an estimated net present value of USD 123.94 million and a payback period of 5 years. Meanwhile, the feasible operating range analysis indicated that the synthesised bioelectricity supply chain network possessed multiple feasible operating ranges; 5.06–10.04 MW, 11.88–36.08 MW and 44.26–101.16 MW. Based on the result, the decision makers can determine the potential of the future bioelectricity projects according to different seasons of supply and demand variations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-571
Number of pages18
JournalEnergy
Volume178
Early online date26 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Bioelectricity supply chain network
  • Feasible operating range analysis
  • Input-output modelling
  • Palm oil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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