ISSN: 1304-7191 | E-ISSN: 1304-7205
A research on mathematical model approaches in biomass supply chain
1Turkish Managament Science Instutite, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Kocaeli, 41380, Türkiye
2Department of Industrial Engineering, Gazi University, Ankara, 06560, Türkiye
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci 2024; 42(3): 945-955 DOI: 10.14744/sigma.2023.00023
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Nowadays, Energy has become one of the most important issues. Negative environmental effects of fossil fuels lead countries to use renewable and sustainable energy sources day by day. In addition, energy supply and security have been an motivator factor in this field. This study focus on biomass that renewable and sustainable energy source. According to studies in literature, energy production from biomass resource less than other energy sources. The most important reason for this is the logistics costs. Therefore, biomass supply chain optimi-zation is an important issue. In this study, mathematical models of biomass supply chain are reviewed. When the studies are evaluated, there are three approaches in modeling biomass supply chains. These approaches are as follows: 1) Collection and Distirubiton, 2) Selection, 3) Clustering. In additon, researchers generally focus on single-aim mixed integer mathemat-ical models. However, recently, it is seen that there are multi-aim models in the literature for minimizing emissions as well as supply chain costs. In this study, general information about biomass and biomass supply chain, studies of in this area, mathematical models, details of published papers are given. Objective functions, cost/income items, methods of these models are discussed in detail.