Optimization of an oilseed-based biofuels upstream supply chain in West Africa

Bambara Linda Dominique, Sawadogo Marie, Blin Joël, Roy Daniel, Anciaux Didier. 2017. Optimization of an oilseed-based biofuels upstream supply chain in West Africa. In : 20th IFAC World Congress. Dochain Denis (ed.), Henrion Didier (ed.), Peaucelle Dimitri (ed.). Laxenburg : IFAC-Elsevier, pp. 6601-6606. (IFAC-PapersOnLine, 50 (1)) IFAC 2017 World Congress. 20, Toulouse, France, 9 July 2017/14 July 2017.

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Abstract : This study presents an optimization model of the upstream supply chain of an oilseed based-biofuels production system. It has been developed considering West Africa rural context where family farming is mainly practiced. The model has been applied to a theoretical case of study on jatropha seeds supply chain. Four scenarios on farms surface area occupancy and on the transportation means used between farms and feedstock gathering points (GP) have been performed. Considering different farming systems, different seed yield, and different transportation mode, the results show that the most efficient option is the "intercropping" mode with the pre-processing operations located at the farms and with the transportation between farms and GP ensured by carts

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Biocarburant, Huile végétale, Technologie après récolte, chaînes d'approvisionnement, Méthode d'optimisation, agriculture familiale, Exploitation agricole familiale, Plante oléagineuse, Modèle mathématique, Étude de cas, Jatropha curcas, Culture intercalaire, Système de culture

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique occidentale, Mali, Burkina Faso

Mots-clés libres : Oilseed-based biofuels, Post-harvest operations, Production, Supply chain management, Optimization

Classification Agris : P06 - Renewable energy resources
F01 - Crops
U10 - Computer science, mathematics and statistics
F08 - Cropping patterns and systems

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 2 (2014-2018) - Valorisation de la biomasse

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Bambara Linda Dominique, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR BioWooEB (FRA)
  • Sawadogo Marie, Université de Lorraine (FRA)
  • Blin Joël, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR BioWooEB (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-6715-2453
  • Roy Daniel, 2IE (BFA)
  • Anciaux Didier, 2IE (BFA)

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