Location-dependent optimal biorefinery synthesis

Maria-Ona Bertran, John M. Woodley, Rafiqul Gani

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Abstract

In this paper, we present an extended framework for synthesis of biorefinery networks. The extension of the framework responds to the needs of: automatically generating problem-specific superstructures from an in-house database in an efficient and reliable way, as well as obtaining and analysing sets of optimal and near-optimal location-dependent solutions enabling the consideration of specific criteria in the final selection. The extended framework is presented in detail, followed by an application example of ethanol production from various biomass sources. The results show the ability of the extended framework to retrieve a superstructure from the database based on a problem definition as well as to produce a set of top-ranked solutions (alternative process structures, location and feedstock selection) to be further analysed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 27
EditorsAntonio Espuña, Moisès Graells, Luis Puigjaner
Volume40
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2017
Pages907-912
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-444-63965-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017
Conference number: 27
https://www.elsevier.com/books/27th-european-symposium-on-computer-aided-process-engineering/espuna/978-0-444-63965-3

Conference

Conference27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
Number27
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period01/10/201705/10/2017
Internet address
SeriesComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN1570-7946

Keywords

  • Process synthesis tool
  • Biorefinery
  • Mixed integer programming
  • Processing network
  • Superstructure optimization
  • Biorefinery database

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