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Table 5 An overview of biodiesel supply chain studies

From: An overview to process design, simulation and sustainability evaluation of biodiesel production

Feedstock Decision variable Uncertainty Objective function Optimization approach Year-region Refs.
Corn Allocation decisions
Capacity of facility
Location of facility
Minimize total cost MILP 2011-Brazil [95]
Microalgae Allocation decisions
Capacity of facilities
Technology selection
Minimize total cost MILP 2015-South Korea [96]
Sawmill waste
Agricultural residues
Forest residues
Allocation decisions
Selection of technology
Facility location
Technology selection
Allocation decisions
Amount of production
Maximize net present value MILP 2016-Germany [97]
Soybean
Sunflower Jatropha
Capacity of facilities
Location of facilities
Allocation decisions
Technology selection
Amount of production
Transportation mode
Maximize net present value MILP 2012-Argentina [92]
Soybean Selection of technology
Facility location
Allocation decisions
Capacity of facility
Inventory holding
Biodiesel demand
Biomass availability
Total profit maximization MILP 2016- [102]
Microalgae Location of facilities
Capacity of facilities
Allocation decisions
Resources supply
Biodiesel demand
Technical factors
Cost parameters
Minimize total costs MILP 2016-Iran [100]
Jatropha, used cooking oil Transportation mode
Production capacity
Facility location
Capacity of facilities
Inventory holding
Allocation decisions
Environmental and cost parameters Minimize environmental impact
Minimize total costs
MINLP
MODM
2017-Iran [93]