BioSTEAM: A Fast and Flexible Platform for the Design, Simulation, and Techno-Economic Analysis of Biorefineries under Uncertainty

 

CABBI Themes: Conversion, Sustainability

Keywords: Economics, Modeling, Software

 

Citation

Cortes-Peña, Y., Guest, J. S. Jan. 30, 2020. BioSTEAM: The Biorefinery Simulation and Techno-Economic Analysis Modules, GitHub Repository, https://github.com/BioSTEAMDevelopmentGroup/biosteam.

 

BioSTEAM integrates uncertainty into process simulation and economic analysis, enabling the evaluation and prioritization of new technologies.

Overview

BioSTEAM is a fast and flexible package for the design, simulation, and techno-economic analysis of biorefineries under uncertainty [1]. BioSTEAM’s framework is built to streamline and automate early-stage technology evaluations and to enable rigorous sensitivity and uncertainty analyses. Complete biorefinery configurations are available at the Bioindustrial-Park GitHub repository, BioSTEAM’s premier repository for biorefinery models and results. The long-term growth and maintenance of BioSTEAM is supported through both community-led development and the research institutions invested in BioSTEAM, including the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI). Through its open-source and community-lead platform, BioSTEAM aims to foster communication and transparency within the biorefinery research community for an integrated effort to expedite the evaluation of candidate biofuels and bioproducts.

 

Additional Data

Detailed Software Documentation

Repository for Biorefinery Model and Results

 

Related Publication

Cortes-Peña, Y.Kumar, D.Singh, V.Guest, J.S. Jan. 30, 2020. “BioSTEAM: A Fast and Flexible Platform for the Design, Simulation, and Techno-Economic Analysis of Biorefineries under Uncertainty.” ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.  DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b07040.