Development of an Agricultural Model for Biorefineries Sustainability Optimization

O. Cavalett, M.F. Chagas, T.F. Cardoso, H.C.J. Franco, T.L. Junqueira, L.G. Pavanello, C.D.F. Jesus, B.S. Moraes & A. Bonomi
This paper presents an agricultural model that is used for integrated sustainability optimization of bioenergy chain. This study aims at showing the importance of using an integrated framework tool to assess technical and economic impacts of different biorefinery alternatives considering the full production chain. A case study based on the sugarcane biorefinery is introduced. Three optimization strategies for the current sugarcane biorefinery system in Brazil were evaluated: recovery of sugarcane straw for production of second...