Biofuel supply chain design from Coffee Cut Stem under environmental analysis
A. Duarte, W. Sarache, Y. Costa - Biofuel supply chain design from Coffee Cut Stem under environmental analysis - Energy, Vol. 100, No. 1, 2016, pp. 321-331
The fossil fuel consumption is still a global concern that has received great deal of attention from Chemical Engineering and Operation Research fields. In this sense, this paper presents a SCND (Supply Chain Network Design) for second-generation biofuel production. For this aim, we proposed a mathematical model that includes, simultaneously, economic and environmental issues. The model feasibility has been tested in Colombia. In this case study, the bioethanol production from Coffee Cut Stem (Coffee-CS) is examined considering the three main echelons of the supply chain. Experimental results showed that Coffee-CS is a profitable and sustainable feedstock for biofuel production.