Optimal Location of Biogas Complexes in the Region
Nefedov, D. G., Kasatkina, E. V.
Article language: English
Abstract. The report provides the application of biogas technologies at livestock enterprises as a complex solution of alternative energy supply of heat sources on natural gas. The organization of biogas complexes is a high-cost event and requires the selection of the optimal location variant, which consists in minimizing the total costs associated with the production of biogas and its delivery to consumers. Optimization is based on the construction of mathematical models for the location of elements of a distributed production structure. The method of solving this problem is based on the use of a genetic algorithm with real coding and the use of parallel computations. In this paper, an example of the solving the problem of the optimal location of biogas complexes in the territory of the Udmurt Republic of Russian Federation is presented. The estimation of the economic effect of substitution of natural gas with biogas is given, the optimal volume of its production is determined taking into account the solution of the ecological problem of processing livestock wastes and the possibility of selling by products from biogas production. The results of the calculations are presented in graphical and tabular form.
Keywords: biogas complex, facility location, intermediate production, final product, genetic algorithm
Pages: 28–36Total pages: 9
Year of publication: 2017