Plant location-allocation for bio-methane gas production systems

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© Copyright 2014 by DEStech Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Bio-methane gas (BMG) draws more attention due to its renewable and cost-effective characteristic. Our paper focuses on the location-allocation problem of building reactors for the BMG production systems. The objective is to minimize the transportation and building cost by optimally select the reactors' locations and assign the reactors to the organic residues that stock at different hubs. The model of the problem resembles a multi-product uncapacitated multi-facility Weber problem. Heuristic based on the variable neighborhood search method is developed to obtain the optimal solution. Illustrative examples are provided to validate the proposed heuristic.

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FAIM 2014 - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing: Capturing Competitive Advantage via Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Transformation

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