Viability analysis of popular cooperatives in the participation of residual frying oil to biodiesel plants supply chain

Análise de viabilidade econômica da participação de cooperativas populares na cadeia de fornecimento de óleo residual de fritura a fábricas de biodiesel

The residual oil frying (ROF) is the cheapest raw material for biodiesel production. The collection and grouping of ROF is a popular practice of cooperatives, that's supply biodiesel plants. However, for the survival and performance of these cooperatives, these should generate profit. Therefore, this article represents a contribution by structuring and presentation a procedure of four stages, consisting in assist popular cooperatives in the analysis of generating profit by the ROF's collection and operation. This procedure was applied in an association of cooperatives located in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. From this application, it was concluded that the collection should planned by a software routing and the cost would have a reduction of almost 34% over the actual cost applied and the association of cooperatives would be able to generate profits and will be protected against market fluctuations, even if the price of ROF reached its lowest market price.

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    • Abstract used with permission of the Brazilian Transportation Planning Society (BTPS)
  • Authors:
    • Guabiroba, Ricardo César da Silva
    • D'Agosto, Márcio de Almeida
    • Franca, Luíza Santana
  • Publication Date: 2014-10


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  • Accession Number: 01531588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2014 12:12PM