Green strategy for sustainable waste-to-energy supply chain

Hon Loong Lam, Wendy P. Q. Ng, Rex T. L. Ng, Ern Huay Ng, Mustafa Kamal Abdul Aziz, Denny K. S. Ng

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Abstract

In this paper, a green strategy for systematic design of waste-to-energy supply chain is proposed. The presented green strategy includes efficient resources management and reduction of carbon footprint of a waste-to-energy supply chain. A novel two-stage optimisation model (macro- and micro-stage) is developed in this work. Micro-stage involves the optimisation and allocation of waste (e.g., biomass, industrial waste, etc.), as well as the design of integrated processing hub. Meanwhile, macro-stage handles the synthesis and optimisation of waste-to-energy supply network. Based on the optimised result, the operation and logistics management of the waste can be determined. In addition, the optimum technologies which convert waste into value-added products are determined. An actual case study that geographically based on west coast of Peninsular Malaysia was developed to illustrate the proposed strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-16
Number of pages13
JournalEnergy
Volume57
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Optimisation
  • Strategy
  • Supply chain
  • Synthesis
  • Waste-to-energy

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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    Lam, H. L., Ng, W. P. Q., Ng, R. T. L., Ng, E. H., Aziz, M. K. A., & Ng, D. K. S. (2013). Green strategy for sustainable waste-to-energy supply chain. Energy, 57, 4-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2013.01.032