A Novel Approach for the Identification of Economic Opportunities within the Framework of a Biorefinery

A. I. Torres, I. Cybulska, C. J. Fang, M. H. Thomsen, J. E. Schmidt, George Stephanopoulos

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a novel mathematical framework for the study of biorefinery networks. The framework is based on a natural decomposition of the biorefinery network in two sub-problems: a supply of intermediates and a demand of intermediates. The two sub-problems can be optimized independently of each other and their solutions are later coordinated to yield the optimal feasible biorefinery complex. Based on this separability, a computer aided computational environment that emulates the proposed framework is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1180
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biorefinery
  • Computer aided collaborative environment
  • Multi-objective optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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