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Alexander Kvashnin posted this:
Innovation Manager at Institute of Computational Technologies, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science

Russian engineering company has developed and patented a novel biomass converter for processing biomass and carbon containing wastes with generation of heat, energy carriers and fertilizers. The technology uses filtration combustion with superadiabatic heating and processing of materials in fluidized bed. The biomass converter can be used to process different carbon containing materials of natural and technological origin (e.g., wooden chips, wood processing wastes, agricultural wastes, textile production wastes, packaging, paper-making, cellulose, municipal wastes, etc.). The company field-tested the technology by processing very complex wastes such as poultry droppings (including wastes from broiler chickens raised in cage chicken houses), cattle manure, straw, wastes from seed oil production, wastes coal from refining. The biomass converter can produce heat, biocoal, and ash. This means that the companies using this technology can earn revenue from processing wastes, generating power stored in biocoal as well as from production of mineral fertilizers in the form of ash. There are different designs of a biomass converter depending on the type of wastes to be processed. The partnership may be developed within the project that in its own turn is dedicated to adaptation to the South European sources of biomass and streams of carbon containing wastes of an innovation equipment and method developed and patented by the Russian partner. The project will involve identification of biomass sources in the Southern Europe, primarily Italy by the conditions in which biomass is produced, by kinds of wastes, amounts of wastes, location of sources of wastes, location of consumers of biocoal and fertilizers and other factors. The project will result in a newly designed biomass converters each of which can be installed as nodes into a distributed network of alternative energy sources based on biomass. The equipment will have high potential for commercialization in Southern Europe and Russia. Pilot processing station will be built for demonstration and further commercialization in Italy.

Fundació URV posted this:

The ELECTRE-H Software Package implements two new methods for ranking and ordered classification decision problems considering multiple criteria structured into a hierarchy. The hierarchy of criteria is a tool that allows the decision maker to better organize the problem based on its domain knowledge and needs, decomposing the general problem into smaller sub-problems. Both methods follow the well-known outranking model and belong to the family of ELECTRE methods. The ELECTRE approach is inspired on the voting-like procedure based on the opinion of the majority but also respecting the minorities (by allowing veto power). The software available to use ELECTRE methods does not allow a hierarchical decomposition of the problem, but on a flat organization of criteria. The ELECTRE-H for hierarchical sets of criteria was defined by Dr. Del Vasto and Dr. Valls (from URV) and Dr. Slowinski and Dr. Zielniewicz (from Poznán University of Technology, Poland). The papers can be found here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417415001153 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10844-015-0362-7 The novelties of these two methods are the following: -It fully applies the standard outranking procedure of ELECTRE at all the levels of the hierarchy of criteria (concordance and discordance indices are obtained from the results of the previous layer and exploited at each node to generate new results). -The user will get a result (a ranking or classification) at each intermediate node of the hierarchy as well as the root (or overall) node. -Preference uncertainty can be managed at each node of the hierarchy with its particular discrimination threshold values. -Veto power can be given to the appropriate nodes in the hierarchy, to avoid compensation with the rest of related criteria. -Different scales of measurement can be used both in the elementary criteria and in the intermediate criteria. -For the case of sorting, simple IF…THEN… decision rules are used to define the categories. The novelty of the software ELECTRE-H is that it is the implementation of these methods given by the authors. This guarantees that the program is fully following the methodology proposed. Its main features are: -Clear and easy-to-understand user interface. -Data can be easily provided using an Excel file. -All the parameters of the model can be easily changed in the user interface. -The results obtained can be graphically displayed (i.e. partial pre-orders, rankings) and exported into a PNG image or text files. Also, the calculations of the results are provided in log files. -Additional statistical tools to compute correlations for different ranking and classification results on the same set of alternatives and hierarchy are available. - A distance-based statistical tool to compare partial preorders is available. -The “Simos revised procedure” to calculate numerical values for criteria weights is available. -Analysis of the results can be done at different levels of the hierarchy. -The software supports large number of alternatives and criteria. Also the structure of the hierarchy is only limited to be a tree (each node has a single parent). The software is designed to be easy to use while providing the full functionality required in these two methods.