Heuristic Methodology for Estimating the Liquid Biofuel Potential of a Region
AbstractThis paper presents a heuristic methodology for estimating the possible variation of the liquid biofuel potential of a region, an appraisal made for a future period of time. The determination of the liquid biofuel potential has been made up either on the account of an average (constant) yield of the energetic crops that were used, or on the account of a yield that varies depending on a known trend, which can be estimated through a certain method. The proposed methodology uses the variation of the yield of energetic crops over time in order to simulate a variation of the biofuel potential for a future ten year time period. This new approach to the problem of determining the liquid biofuel potential of a certain land area can be useful for investors, as it allows making a more realistic analysis of the investment risk and of the possibilities of recovering the investment. On the other hand, the presented methodology can be useful to the governmental administration in order to elaborate strategies and policies to ensure the necessity of fuels and liquid biofuels for transportation, in a certain area. Unlike current methods, which approach the problem of determining the liquid biofuel potential in a deterministic way, by using econometric methods, the proposed methodology uses heuristic reasoning schemes in order to reduce the great number of factors that actually influence the biofuel potential and which usually have unknown values. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Dusmanescu, D.; Andrei, J.; Popescu, G.H.; Nica, E.; Panait, M. Heuristic Methodology for Estimating the Liquid Biofuel Potential of a Region. Energies 2016, 9, 703.
Dusmanescu D, Andrei J, Popescu GH, Nica E, Panait M. Heuristic Methodology for Estimating the Liquid Biofuel Potential of a Region. Energies. 2016; 9(9):703.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dusmanescu, Dorel; Andrei, Jean; Popescu, Gheorghe H.; Nica, Elvira; Panait, Mirela. 2016. "Heuristic Methodology for Estimating the Liquid Biofuel Potential of a Region." Energies 9, no. 9: 703.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.