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 Turkiye, Kocaeli, Turkiye
2Department of Industrial Engineering, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkiye
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci - 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 optimization 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 mathematical 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.