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Stochastic Optimization of Cellulosic Biofuel Supply Chain under Feedstock

on environment friendly and socio-economically sustainable renewable energy sources. However, commercial production of bioenergy is constrained by biomass supply uncertainty and associated costs. This study presents an integrated approach to determining the optimal biofuel supply chain considering biomass yield uncertainty. A two-stage stochastic mixed integer linear programming is utilized to minimize the expected system cost while incorporating yield uncertainty in the strategic level decisions related to biomass production and biorefinery investment.

Sharma, B. P. , T. E. Yu , B. C. English , C. Boyer , J. A. Larson