Rational utilisation of biomass resources

Biomass is an important renewable resource for the sustainable provision of energy, chemicals and materials. We are interested in applying systems engineering tools such as multi-criteria decision making, mathematical modelling and optimisation to assess, improve, and integrate processes and supply chains that utilise biomass for various products or services.

Selected publications

Fubara, T., Cecelja, F., & Yang, A. (2018). Techno-economic assessment of natural gas displacement potential of biomethane: A case study on domestic energy supply in the UK. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2017.12.022

I. Raphael, A. Yang (2013). Plastics production from biomass: assessing feedstock requirement. Biomass Conv. Bioref. (2013) 3:319-326. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13399-013-0094-2

A. C. Kokossis, A. Yang, M. Tsakalova, and T.-C. Lin (2012).  Systematic screening of multiple processing paths in biorefineries. In: Paul R. Stuart, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi (eds.), Integrated biorefineries: design, analysis, and optimization, CRC Press, pp37-58.

A. C. Kokossis, A. Yang (2010). On the use of systems technologies and a systematic approach for the synthesis and the design of future biorefineries. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 34 (9). 1397 - 1405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2010.02.021