Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization for Optimal Planning of Biodiesel Supply Chain in Malaysia

  • Maryam Valizadeh
  • S. Syafiie
  • I. S. Ahamad
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 287)


In this paper we develop a mathematical model for optimal planning of the biofuel supply chain. The model considers the optimal selection of feedstock while minimizing the total cost and social impact over the planning horizon. A multi-objective linear programming model (MOLP) is proposed to find the optimal solution. A multi-objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) method is applied to solve the mathematical model and it is compared with non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) . The model is used to evaluate the biodiesel production from palm oil and jatropha in Malaysia.


Multi-objective optimization MOLP MOPSO NSGA-II Biofuel supply chain Biodiesel Palm oil Jatropha 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maryam Valizadeh
    • 1
  • S. Syafiie
    • 1
  • I. S. Ahamad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Environmental EngineeringUniversity Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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