Research

The main focus of our research is on developing and using mathematical programming models and decision support tools to manage and optimize forest products and forest biomass supply chains. 

Some of our completed projects:

  • Optimization of forest biomass supply chain for district heat generation
  • Optimization of forest biomass supply chain for power generation considering uncertainties
  • Economic, social and environmental optimization of forest biomass supply chain for bioenergy and biofuels production
  • Simulation of wood pellet supply chain
  • Design and analysis of agricultural biomass supply chain for ethanol production
  • Comparison of energy source options for district heating systems using multi-criteria decision making
  • Life cycle assessment of energy options for district heating systems
  • Optimization of biomass mix to generate heat in greenhouses 
  • Multi-criteria evaluation of information technology investments in the wood industry
  • Evaluation of partnerships in the forest industry
  • Performance assessment of sawmills in BC, manufacturing sector in Canada and US, wood industry in Canada using DEA and Mulmquist Index
  • Life cycle assessment of windows made from different materials