Innovative Technology for Managing Biofuel Production from Timber Industry Waste

Evgeniy V. Kostyrin, Anna E. Machina


The relevance of this study is determined by the growing worldwide interest in renewable energy sources against the backdrop of depleting fossil fuel reserves. This study aims to develop an innovative technology for managing biofuel production from wood waste, including a set of interrelated economic and mathematical models focused on maximizing the fuel and energy efficiency of biofuels depending on the location of waste generation, feedstock moisture content, and distance to the biofuel production site. This technology should also combine the main directions of international research in the field of environmental responsibility of countries in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the Paris Climate Agreement. The methodological basis of the research comprises the authors’ innovative technology based on a set of interconnected economic and mathematical models and managerial decision-making systems, methods for nonlinear programming, system analysis, an information approach to the analysis of systems, accepted technological processes, norms, and standards established in the international practice of the timber industry. This innovative technology was implemented in practice using the capabilities of the MathCad and MS Excel software products. The article determines the optimal operating parameters of timber industry enterprises at which the specific thermal energy of the produced biofuel exceeds by at least 15% the thermal energy spent on processing this biofuel as an energy carrier. Wood waste biofuel production is profitable if the distance for feedstock transportation to the production site does not exceed 80 km and the relative humidity of the raw materials does not exceed 60%.


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Paris Agreement; CO2 Emissions; Ecology; Economic and Mathematical Model; Fuel and Energy Efficiency; Profitability; Nonlinear Programming; Fossil Fuel; Biofuel.


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