Ontology-based pathways generation for biomass to bioenergy conversion

Sapkota, K. and Byrne, W. and Raju, P. and Chapman, C. and Melville, L. and Wright, D. and Scott, J. (2014) Ontology-based pathways generation for biomass to bioenergy conversion. In: 11th IEEE International Conference on E-Business Engineering, 5 November 2014 through 7 November 2014;, Guangzhou; China.

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Abstract

Bio energy is a renewable energy and a solution to the depleting fossil fuels. Bio energy such as heat, power and bio fuel is generated by conversion technologies using biomass for example domestic waste, root crops, forest residue and animal slurry. Pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion and combined heat and power engine are some examples of the technologies. Depending on the nature of a biomass, it can be treated with various technologies giving out some products, which can be further treated with other technologies and eventually converted into the final products as bio energy. The pathway followed by the biomass, technologies, intermediate products and bio energy in the conversion process is referred to as bio energy pathway. Identification of appropriate pathways optimizes the conversion process. Although there are various approaches to create or generate the pathways, there is still a need for a semantic approach to generate the pathways, which allow checking the consistency of the knowledge, and to share and extend the knowledge efficiently. This paper presents an ontology-based approach to automatic generation of the pathways for biomass to bio energy conversion, which exploits the definition and hierarchical structure of the biomass and technologies, their relationship and associated properties, and infers appropriate pathways. A case study has been carried out in a real-life scenario, the bio energy project for the North West of Europe (Bioen NW), which showed promising results. © 2014 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioenergy, bioenergy conversion pahways, bioenergy routes, biomass, ontology, pathway, semantic pathway, Anaerobic digestion, Energy policy, Ontology, Renewable energy resources, Semantics, Bio-energy, Bioenergy conversion, Combined heat and power engines, Conversion technology, Hierarchical structures, Intermediate product, pathway, Various technologies, Biomass
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Advanced Design Engineering
UoA Collections > UoA15: General Engineering
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 13:21
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 13:21
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1949

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