Biomass Logistics Optimisation for Hydrogen Manufacturing
ABEL Energy’s proposed hydrogen and methanol plant in Bell Bay, Tasmania raised interesting prospects for the sustainable production of hydrogen and methanol. Foresion was engaged to model the facility's biomass logistics to inform decisions on logistics infrastructure, truck configurations and biomass specifications. The solution was BLST simulation tool which allowed the team to generate a wide range of logistics scenarios and test the impact of biomass moisture contents, truck configurations and other aspects on the logistics system’s performance.
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Supply Chain Emissions Profile
This project aimed to determine the supply chain emissions footprint of a Sustainable Timbers Tasmania (STT). Emissions tracking is increasingly perceived an integral part of responsible corporate management. The project used MET emission reporting tool based on data analytics and the existing company data repositories. The project provided guidance on approaches to improve emissions reporting and to reduce the organisation's emissions profile.
This project contributed to the development of the draft bioenergy vision for Tasmania. The project consisted of an extensive participatory design approach which involved dozens of industry and government representatives. The insights obtained through this design process fed into the Tasmanian Government's Department of State Growth draft bioenergy vision development.
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Truck Congestion Management
This complex project aimed to reduce truck congestions at TasPorts’ BCET facility in Burnie, Tasmania and consisted of extensive deployment of data analytics, simulation modelling, stakeholder engagement and design workshops. The team analysed truck telemetry data, built a simulation model of the port facility, engaged with stakeholders to find or develop potential solutions and evaluated the impact of potential solutions. The outcomes of this work have informed TasPorts decision-making on strategic infrastructure investments and led to a 20% reduction in truck congestion at the facility
This project aimed to support strategic planning for the Northern Tasmania Regional Forestry Hub on supply chain and infrastructure challenges and opportunities in the North and North West of Tasmania. The project consisted of stakeholder engagement through surveys and workshops as well as the provision of advice on the development of a supply chain and infrastructure vision. The outcomes of this report have informed Commonwealth Government investment and prioritisation decision making