Value chain optimisation

WP 1: Value chain optimisation

 

 

Objective

To develop decision support tools to optimise the value chains of biogas production.

 

Method

Development of an economic optimisation model, based on the value chain model from ØFF. The optimisation model will be based on state-of-the-art methods in stochastic programming (Benders, 1962) and decomposition and cutting plans. Since stochastic programming is difficult to handle for large-scale problems, heuristic approaches will also be considered based on fast stochastic programming (Fischetti et al. 2008). Based on results from the value chain optimisation model, an energy system model, e.g. Balmorel (Ravn et al, 2001), will be enhanced with regard to biogas production and logistics. Data and knowledge about the biomass and treatment will be collected through cooperation with agents in the network (interviews) and the other WPs, as well as with ØFF, their model and all the information they have collected through their modelling process.

 

Results

Open source decision support tools to identify economically optimal solutions (at local and national level) for biogas logistics and production and optimal pricing of inputs and outputs at different stages of the biogas value chain.

 

WP1 leader Researcher Nina Juul

 

 

Technical University of Denmark

Department of Management Engineering Risø Campus

Frederiksborgvej 399, Building 130, 4000 Roskilde,

Denmark

Phone: +45 46775179

Mobile: +45 23712335

Email: njua"@"dtu.dk

 

PhD projects

 

Microeconomic Incentives and Policy regulation

 

Lise Skovsgaard Nielsen

Technical University of Denmark

Department of Management Engineering

 

Results from this PhD study will contribute to the specific goal for the WP1 in the Biochain project which is to: “Develop decision support tools to optimise the value chains of biogas production”. This PhD project focuses on the economic challenges facing the biogas producer – taking the overall purpose into consideration.

 

The objective of the PhD study is to determine the more considerable economic challenges for the biogas producer along with identifying useful tools and methods to deal with these challenges. Potential regulation methods are investigated in relations to costs and possibilities. Attention will be given to the entire value chain, while focus will be on microeconomic incentive and policy regulation in particular related to input- and output markets, ownership structures and the significance of risk.Read more...

 

 

Value Chain Optimisation of Biogas Production

 

Ida Græsted Jensen

Technical University of Denmark

Department of Management Engineering

The specific goal of the PhD study is to “Develop decision support tools to optimise the value chains of biogas production”. This will be done by developing mathematical models as decision support tool for biogas producers and planners. The focus of the project is to ensure value for each link in the value chain, which will ensure that each partner involved in a biogas project will benefit from it. This will make the biogas projects more likely to survive.

 

Main objectives and deliverables:

The project will focus on making two decision models and an upgraded module for biogas in the national model Balmorel. The project is structured in the following parts with a description of how the goals are reached.

 

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Head of the Biochain alliance

Sven Gjedde Sommer

Niels Bohrs Alle 1

DK-5230 Odense M

Denmark

 

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