Biofuel supply chain design from Coffee Cut Stem under environmental analysis

Alexandra Duarte, William Sarache, Yasel Josè Costa Salas

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The fossil fuel consumption is still a global concern that has received great deal of attention from Chemical Engineering and Operation Research fields. In this sense, this paper presents a SCND (Supply Chain Network Design) for second-generation biofuel production. For this aim, we proposed a mathematical model that includes, simultaneously, economic and environmental issues. The model feasibility has been tested in Colombia. In this case study, the bioethanol production from Coffee Cut Stem (Coffee-CS) is examined considering the three main echelons of the supply chain. Experimental results showed that Coffee-CS is a profitable and sustainable feedstock for biofuel production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-331
Number of pages11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Biofuel production
  • Coffee Cut Stem
  • GHG emissions
  • Supply chain optimization


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