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An integrated approach for modeling the electricity value of a sugarcane production system

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dc.contributor.author Mutanga, Shingirirai Savious
dc.contributor.author de Vries, Marne
dc.contributor.author Mbohwa, Charles
dc.contributor.author Kumar, Dillip Das
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-22T07:05:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-22T07:05:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1278
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The spatial system dynamics model (SSDM) of sugarcane industrial ecosystem presented in this paper is towards an integrated approach to simulate a bio refinery system suggesting directions for bagasse and trash-derived electricity generation. The model unpacks the complexity in bio-derived energy generation across the conversion pathways of the system from land use change, sugarcane production, and harvesting and electricity production amid a plethora of challenges in the system. Input data for land use and sugarcane production in the model were derived from remote sensing and spatial analysis. Simulated and validated results indicate that the alternative scenario of combined bagasse and trash with enhanced mechanisation and technology efficiency provides the highest efficiency in terms of electricity generation and emission avoidance compared to the business as usual or base case scenario. The applied SSDM demonstrates that modeling of feedback-based complex dynamic processes in time and space provide better insights crucial for decision making. This model provides a foundation for the broader study for cost benefit analysis of electricity production from a sugarcane industrial ecosystem. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier: Applied Energy en_US
dc.subject Systems dynamics en_US
dc.subject Remote sensing en_US
dc.subject Energy en_US
dc.subject Bio-electricity en_US
dc.subject Sugarcane en_US
dc.subject Bagasse en_US
dc.subject Trash en_US
dc.subject Modeling en_US
dc.title An integrated approach for modeling the electricity value of a sugarcane production system en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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