Defining Relevance and Finding Rules: An Agent-Based Model of Biomass Use in the Humber Area

  • Frank Schiller
  • Anne Skeldon
  • Tina Balke
  • Michelle Grant
  • Alexandra S. Penn
  • Lauren Basson
  • Paul Jensen
  • Nigel Gilbert
  • Ozge Dilaver Kalkan
  • Amy Woodward
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 229)

Abstract

The field of industrial ecology applies ecosystem theory to industrial production, human consumption and societies. This article presents a case study of the development of the bio-based economy in the area surrounding the Humber estuary in the North-East of England. The study developed an agent-based model to simulate the evolution of the industrial system. We explain how the qualitative research process led to the development of a toy model that has successively been specified.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Schiller
    • 1
  • Anne Skeldon
    • 1
  • Tina Balke
    • 1
  • Michelle Grant
    • 1
  • Alexandra S. Penn
    • 1
  • Lauren Basson
    • 2
  • Paul Jensen
    • 1
  • Nigel Gilbert
    • 1
  • Ozge Dilaver Kalkan
    • 1
  • Amy Woodward
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The Green HouseKenilworthSouth Africa

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