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A review of multi-criteria decision-making methods for bioenergy systems

JA Scott, W Ho, PK Dey

Energy | Pergamon Press Ltd. | Published : 2012

Abstract

Bioenergy schemes are multi-faceted and complex by nature, with many available raw material supplies and technical options and a diverse set of stakeholders holding a raft of conflicting opinions. To develop and operate a successful scheme there are many requirements that should be considered and satisfied. This paper provides a review of those academic works attempting to deal with problems arising within the bioenergy sector using multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods. These methods are particularly suitable to bioenergy given its multi-faceted nature but could be equally relevant to other energy conversion technologies. Related articles appearing in the international journals from..

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This research forms part of a project funded by the ESRC through the EREBUS (Engaging research for business transformation) cluster in the West Midlands region of the UK. Funding is awarded through a CASE studentship partly funded by a private company who have not been involved in the design or outcomes of this study.