Waste cooking oil logistics and environmental assessment for biodiesel production in Cali

Authors

  • Angie Nathalia Benavides Universidad Autónoma de Occidente
  • Jairo Alexander Lozano-Moreno Universidad Autónoma de Occidente http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9139-5615

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.n88a02

Keywords:

Biomass, Biodiesel, MILP, Sustainable development

Abstract


The present article analyzes different strategies for collecting Waste Cooking Oil (WCO) to produce biodiesel in Santiago de Cali. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of the models found in the literature highlighted the main characteristics for developing a WCO collection model considering the local parameters. Initial results showed that there is not enough WCO to satisfy the demand. However, an improved scenario is proposed following a supply point’s densification strategy. The improved scenario not only fulfills the plant’s installed capacity but also achieved WCO collection cost of 695.5 COP per gallon. 304 gallons of biodiesel could be produced with the collected WCO achieving a potential reduction of 230.81 kg of CO2 if this biodiesel is used to replace the same amount of diesel in the market, due to the difference between the CO2 emissions factor of diesel [kg CO2/diesel gal] and biodiesel [kg CO2/biodiesel gal].

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Author Biographies

Angie Nathalia Benavides, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

Industrial Engineering Research Seedbed.

Jairo Alexander Lozano-Moreno, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

Master's Director in Integral Logistics. Department of Operations and Systems, Faculty of Engineering. Research Group on Competitiveness and Business Productivity (GICPE).



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Published

2018-09-06

How to Cite

Benavides, A. N., & Lozano-Moreno, J. A. (2018). Waste cooking oil logistics and environmental assessment for biodiesel production in Cali. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (88), 9–15. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.n88a02