Fuel supplier selection for large scale UK bioenergy schemes


This article presents a potential method to assist developers of future bioenergy schemes when selecting from available suppliers of biomass materials. The method aims to allow tacit requirements made on biomass suppliers to be considered at the design stage of new developments. The method used is a combination of the Analytical Hierarchy Process and the Quality Function Deployment methods (AHP-QFD). The output of the method is a ranking and relative weighting of the available suppliers which could be used to improve optimization algorithms such as linear and goal programming. The paper is at a conceptual stage and no results have been obtained. The aim is to use the AHP-QFD method to bridge the gap between treatment of explicit and tacit requirements of bioenergy schemes; allowing decision makers to identify the most successful supply strategy available.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.3384/ecp110571
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
Additional Information: ​C​r​e​a​t​i​v​e ​C​o​m​m​o​n​s​: ​A​t​t​r​i​b​u​t​i​o​n​-​N​o​n​C​o​m​m​e​r​c​i​a​l
Event Title: World Renewable Energy Congress
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2011-05-08 - 2011-05-13
Uncontrolled Keywords: AHP,QFD,bioenergy,supplier selection
ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3
Last Modified: 31 May 2024 07:30
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 09:58
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2011
Authors: Scott, James A.
Ho, William
Dey, Prasanta K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9984-5374)


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