Debottlenecking of the Integrated Biomass Network with Sustainability Index

  • Hon Loong Lam
  • Kok Hui Chong
  • Tiong Kean Tan
  • Ganga Devi Ponniah
  • Yeoh Tze Tin
  • Bing Shen How

Abstract

This paper is initiated with the discussion on the problems faced in the biomass industry of Malaysia. The supply chain synthesis problem has been extended with recent development of biomass network and sustainability index. Optimisation is no longer sufficient to improve the biomass utilisation. A thorough knowledge of the biomass network is required to identify several bottlenecks that have been hampering the development of the biomass industry. After the identification of the bottlenecks, creative and innovative ideas are needed to suggest debottlenecking approaches by integrating the sustainability index into the biomass network. The integration of sustainability index into the biomass network for debottlenecking is a novel approach in this research paper. This research will help in the development of the nation’s biomass utilisation and industry by using debottlenecking approaches to expand the biomass industry and unlock the underutilised biomass potential.
Published
2017-09-01
How to Cite
Lam H., Chong K., Tan T., Ponniah G., Tin Y., How B., 2017, Debottlenecking of the Integrated Biomass Network with Sustainability Index , Chemical Engineering Transactions, 61, 1615-1620.