A multicriteria intuitionistic fuzzy group decision-making method for sustainability ranking of biofuel production pathways

Yi Man, Jingzheng Ren, Ruojue Lin, Yue Liu

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Abstract

There are various different pathways for biofuel production, and the selection of the most sustainable pathway among multiple different options is of vital importance. This study aims at helping the decision-makers/stakeholders to solve this problem by developing a multicriteria intuitionistic fuzzy group decision-making method for sustainability ranking of biofuel production pathways. In the developed multicriteria sustainability ranking method presented in this study, multiple different decision-makers/stakeholders are allowed to participate in the decision-making process, and they are also allowed to use the natural words to describe their intuitionistic opinions. An illustrative case including three pathways for biofuel production including corn-, wheat-, and cassava-based pathways for biofuel production was studied by the proposed method, and the results show that the proposed method can be used for sustainability ranking of biofuel production pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuels for a More Sustainable Future
Subtitle of host publicationLife Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Making
PublisherElsevier
Chapter13
Pages357-376
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128155813
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Biofuel
  • Group decision-making
  • Intuitionistic fuzzy set
  • Sustainability assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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