Quotation Serrano-Hernandez, Adrian, Pintor, Jesus M, Fikar, Christian, Faulin, Javier, Alegria, Irantzu, Astiz, Pablo. 2018. Practice Summary: Deriving the Optimal Location of a Biorefinery in Northern Spain. Interfaces. 48 (6), 596-600.




This work highlights how mathematical programming modeling supported the decision-making process of locating a biorefinery in Northern Spain. Through close cooperation with relevant stakeholders, we considered a wide range of influencing factors such as supply and storage strategies, transport infrastructure, and individual characteristics of biomass products. The findings of this study provided decision makers with a ranking of potential locations and highlighted the importance of facilitating intermediate storage points for supplying the biorefinery. Currently, the Government of Navarre (Spain) is evaluating the results for its economic sustainability and plans to make the final decision on one of the top-ranked locations in the near future.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Interfaces
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, VW-D, WH-B
Language English
Title Practice Summary: Deriving the Optimal Location of a Biorefinery in Northern Spain
Volume 48
Number 6
Year 2018
Page from 596
Page to 600
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.1287/inte.2018.0953
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/inte.2018.0953
Open Access N


Fikar, Christian (Details)
Alegria, Irantzu (National Renewable Energy Centre, Spain)
Astiz, Pablo (ASTRANSLER, Spain)
Faulin, Javier (Public University of Navarre, Spain)
Pintor, Jesus M (Public University of Navarre, Spain)
Serrano-Hernandez, Adrian (Public University of Navarre, Spain)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1112 Logistics (Details)
5347 Operations research (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
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