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Economic value and environmental impact (EVEI) analysis of biorefinery systems

Martinez-Hernandez, E, Campbell, G and Sadhukhan, J (2013) Economic value and environmental impact (EVEI) analysis of biorefinery systems Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91 (8). pp. 1418-1426.

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Abstract

The selection of product portfolios, processing routes and the combination of technologies to obtain a sustainable biorefinery design according to economic and environmental criteria represents a challenge to process engineering. The aim of this research is to generate a robust methodology that assists process engineers to conceptually optimise the environmental and economic performances of biorefinery systems. A novel economic value and environmental impact (EVEI) analysis methodology is presented in this paper. The EVEI analysis is a tool that emerges from the combination of the value analysis method for the evaluation of economic potential with environmental footprinting for impact analysis. The methodology has been effectively demonstrated by providing insights into the performance of a bioethanol plant as a case study. The systematisation of the methodology allowed its implementation and integration into a computer-aided process engineering (CAPE) tool in the spreadsheet environment. © 2013 The Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environmental Strategy
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Martinez-Hernandez, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Campbell, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sadhukhan, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2013
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.cherd.2013.02.025
Additional Information : This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91(8), August 2013, DOI 10.1016/j.cherd.2013.02.025.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 09 Sep 2013 08:40
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:05
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/768180

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