Biomass supply chain synthesis and optimization

Wendy Pei Qin Ng, Bing Shen How, Chun Hsion Lim, Sue Lin Ngan, Hon Loong Lam

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A biomass supply chain embraces the activities of biomass supply, its transportation, storage, conversion, and delivery of biomass-based value-added products. The supply chain can be described and synthesized using mathematical modeling approaches. The performance of a supply chain highly depends on the decision made after considering multiple factors that affect the efficiency of the biomass supply chain, which the factors can be contradicting. It is important to adopt an optimized biomass supply chain to ensure the sustainable performance of the operational system. In this chapter, a typical set of mathematical formulations used to synthesize the biomass supply chain is presented. The formulation is further developed to include the multicriteria consideration in decision-making to synthesize the biomass supply chain. Three multiobjective optimization methods are introduced in this chapter. Regional cases are presented to illustrate the application of the formulated mathematical models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValue-Chain of Biofuels
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals, Technology, and Standardization
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9780323858991
ISBN (Print)9780128243886
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Biomass supply chain
  • mathematical modeling
  • multicriteria decision-making
  • optimization
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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