Fuzzy multicriteria decision making on ranking the biofuels production pathways

Yue Liu, Ruojue Lin, Jingzheng Ren

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a sustainability assessment method to rank the priority sequence of biofuel production pathways. A novel fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Making method which allows the stakeholders and decision-makers to use linguistic terms and variables to assess the biofuel production pathways has been developed. Nine criteria related to in economic, environmental, technological, and social-political aspects have been used in sustainability assessment. Three bioethanol production pathways including corn-, wheat-, and cassava-based technologies have been studied by the proposed method, and the priority sequence of these three pathways for bioethanol production has been determined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuels for a More Sustainable Future
Subtitle of host publicationLife Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Making
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128155813
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019


  • Bioethanol
  • Biofuel
  • Fuzzy
  • Multicriteria decision making
  • Sustainability assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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