Supply chain, electricity, electric vehicles, co-firing, biomass, energy system
The problem of air pollution on the streets of the national capital of India, New Delhi is a major concern. Majority of the pollutants are generally originated from either the vehicles on the roads or the burning of crops from the neighbouring states of the National Capital Region (NCR). To improve the condition of the air quality by the vehicles, implementation of the Electric Vehicles (EVs) in an energy supply chain is a suitable plan. The objective of this paper is to plan a supply chain of generation of electricity by the process of co-firing that prompts benefits both in blend of innovation utilized and financial process duration. The most easily available renewable source of waste is biomass and utilizing it to produce electricity can be a great alternative to the traditional sources of energy. So, the process of co-firing can be done to generate electricity. Combustion on renewable resources leads to less discharge of carbon and more ecological atmosphere. Co-firing biomass has gained international attention and interest in recent past as it is environmentally friendly and economical as both the fuels used can be combusted in same atmosphere. A model of an energy process is analysed and is concluded that the usage of Electric trucks (Tesla Semi) instead of conventional trucks would reduce the carbon footprint and the whole energy supply chain is studied and the cost analysis of the process is explained. The cost of the plant with the baseline method of transportation with the conventional trucks is greater than that of cost of plant with electric trucks (Tesla Semi).
Dr. Beth Anne Schuelke-Leech
Dr. Jacqueline Stagner
Master of Applied Science
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Major Research Paper