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Production planning in sugarcane mills: new biogas technologies and optimal decisions

Grant number: 17/17530-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2017
Effective date (End): October 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering - Operational Research
Cooperation agreement: NERC, UKRI ; Newton Fund, with FAPESP as a partner institution in Brazil
Principal researcher:Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento
Grantee:Victoria Morgado Mutran
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/50684-9 - Sustainable gas pathways for Brazil: from microcosm to macrocosm, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):18/08255-1 - Production planning in sugarcane mills: new biogas technologies and optimal decisions, BE.EP.DD


The inclusion of new biogas production processes into a sugarcane mill can change significantly the optimal production mix when considering environmental and economic costs of competing technologies and production facilities. A discussion about how variables affect optimal decisions, taking into account environmental, economical, technical, socio-economic and legal aspects is an important issue. This study will set the analysis in the context of wider uncertainties surrounding the problem and its impacts on production rates, process efficiency and environmental emissions. (AU)

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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MUTRAN, VICTORIA M.; RIBEIRO, CELMA O.; NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO A. O.; CHACHUAT, BENOIT. Risk-conscious optimization model to support bioenergy investments in the Brazilian sugarcane industry. APPLIED ENERGY, v. 258, . (18/08255-1, 17/17530-3, 15/50684-9)
DUTENKEFER, RAPHAEL DE MORAES; RIBEIRO, CELMA DE OLIVEIRA; MUTRAN, VICTORIA MORGADO; REGO, ERIK EDUARDO. The insertion of biogas in the sugarcane mill product portfolio: A study using the robust optimization approach. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, v. 91, p. 729-740, . (15/50684-9, 14/50279-4, 17/17530-3)
HUGHES, NICK; MUTRAN, VICTORIA MORGADO; TOMEI, JULIA; RIBEIRO, CELMA DE OLIVEIRA; OLLER DO NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO. Strength in diversity? Past dynamics and future drivers affecting demand for sugar, ethanol, biogas and bioelectricity from Brazil's sugarcane sector. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, v. 141, . (15/50684-9, 17/17530-3)
Academic Publications
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MUTRAN, Victoria Morgado. Production planning in sugarcane mills: new biogas technologies and optimal decisions.. 2020. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Politécnica (EP/BC) São Paulo.

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