Optimized Biomass Collection and Transportation to Biomass-Based Power Plants

Ram Singh,Gursewak Singh Brar,

The use of the crop residual as biomass could be turned out as an efficient way of generating power in the agricultural-based states like Punjab(India) which have abundant crop production and hence crop residues as biomass. Transporting biomass from various locations (farmers' fields) to biomass based power plants is a major bottleneck due to its scattered distribution. The proposed study focuses to develop an optimized collection and transportation model for biomass (crop residuals) in district Bathinda, Punjab, India. In this study, an attempt has been made to implement an optimized mathematical model with use of the road map, Landsat8 bands, and ant colony optimization technique. An analysis of results for the proposed method shows huge difference in the prediction of per unit cost for transporting biomass when compared with traditional approaches.

Volume 12 | Issue 2

Pages: 2322-2327

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201278