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Biofuel refinery location and supply chain planning under traffic congestion

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01324008

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/01912615

Abstract:

This research focuses on planning biofuel refinery locations where the total system cost for refinery investment, feedstock and product transportation and public travel is minimized. Shipment routing of both feedstock and product in the biofuel supply chain and the resulting traffic congestion impact are incorporated into the model to decide optimal locations of biofuel refineries. A Lagrangian relaxation based heuristic algorithm is introduced to obtain near-optimum feasible solutions efficiently. To further improve optimality, a branch-and-bound framework (with linear programming relaxation and Lagrangian relaxation bounding procedures) is developed. Numerical experiments with several testing examples demonstrate that the proposed algorithms solve the problem effectively. An empirical Illinois case study and a series of sensitivity analyses are conducted to show the effects of highway congestion on refinery location design and total system costs.

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Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier.

Language:

English

Authors:

Bai, Yun
Hwang, Taesung
Kang, Seungmo
Ouyang, Yanfeng

Pagination:

pp 162-175

Publication Date:

2011-1

Serial:

Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

Volume: 45
Issue Number: 1
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0191-2615
Serial URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01912615

Media Type:

Print

Features:

Bibliography; Figures (7) ; Tables (2)

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Subject Areas:

Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting

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TRIS, ATRI

Created Date:

Dec 3 2010 2:58PM

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