Biomass Supply Chain Optimisation

Topic Sustainability

CPD Hours 4*

Price IChemE member RM 600; non member RM 750


Live online course – 8 December 2021.

Being the world's second largest palm oil producer, Malaysia has a wide range of palm biomass sources generated as by-products from its oil palm industry.  These palm biomass resources should be better utilised in order to maximise their potential as high value-added products.

This hands-on workshop will present a simple optimisation technique based on a linear programme (LP) model. The model aims to determine the optimum allocation of palm biomass among its sources (ie supplier) and sinks (ie clients) in a palm biomass supply chain problem. Different objectives may be set in the LP model depending on the goal of the different stakeholders, eg supplier, client, government agency, etc.

Learning outcomes

The workshop will help you to understand how to:

  • optimise the palm biomass supply chain
  • maximise profit
  • minimise transportation cost
  • minimise CO2 emission palm biomass allocation

Who should attend

  • Palm oil mill owners
  • Members of the Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group
  • Supply chain planners

Course outline

  • Introduction to optimisation
  • Superstructural-based approach
  • Biomass supply chain optimisation

Please note: you will need access to a laptop with MS Excel (with Solver installed).

Dates and times

Wednesday 8 December 2021, 13:00–17:00 MYT.

In-company training

This can also be delivered as a virtual in-company course. Contact us for more details.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

Contact Phone +603 2283 1381

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Dr Dominic Foo


Dr Dominic Foo

Dr Dominic Foo is Professor of Process Design and Integration at the University of Nottingham Malaysia and the founding Director for the Centre of Excellence for Green Technologies. He is a world-leading expert in process integration for resource conservation.

Dr Foo is an active author of journal and conference papers, as well as five books focusing on sustainable process design and resource conservation. He received IChemE’s Innovator of the Year Award in 2009 and Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer Award from the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan in 2013. 

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