An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies

Rex T.L. Ng, Sean Patchin, Wenzhao Wu, Nihar Sheth, Christos T. Maravelias

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Abstract

We develop an optimization-based web application for assessing biomass-to-fuels strategies based on the Biomass Utilization Superstructure (BUS) framework. This web application allows researchers with limited knowledge of optimization to assess different technologies employed at different strategies and identify the major cost drivers. The user must only provide the necessary parameters and create an optimization run after identifying the question to be addressed and the assessment metric. The web application generates visual representations of the results once the optimal solution is obtained. Finally, we demonstrate the applicability of the web application through an example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-176
Number of pages7
JournalBiofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Keywords

  • biofuel
  • biorefinery
  • optimization
  • superstructure

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