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

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.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1503001
Grant/Contract Number:  
FC02-07ER64494
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-104X
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; biorefinery; superstructure; optimization

Citation Formats

Ng, Rex T. L., Patchin, Sean, Wu, Wenzhao, Sheth, Nihar, and Maravelias, Christos T. An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies: An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/bbb.1821.
Ng, Rex T. L., Patchin, Sean, Wu, Wenzhao, Sheth, Nihar, & Maravelias, Christos T. An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies: An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies. United States. doi:10.1002/bbb.1821.
Ng, Rex T. L., Patchin, Sean, Wu, Wenzhao, Sheth, Nihar, and Maravelias, Christos T. Mon . "An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies: An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies". United States. doi:10.1002/bbb.1821. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503001.
@article{osti_1503001,
title = {An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies: An optimization-based web application for synthesis and analysis of biomass-to-fuel strategies},
author = {Ng, Rex T. L. and Patchin, Sean and Wu, Wenzhao and Sheth, Nihar and Maravelias, Christos T.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1002/bbb.1821},
journal = {Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining},
number = 2,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Representation of a superstructure. Orange, gray, green, and yellow circles represent feedstocks, intermediates, products, and by-products, respectively. C1–C8 are compounds and T1–T6 are technologies.

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