Title: Value stream mapping based on energy and cost system for biodiesel production

Authors: Rajeshwari Chatterjee; Vinay Sharma; Samrat Mukherjee; Surender Kumar

Addresses: Department of HMCT, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi-835215, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi-835215, India ' Department of Applied Physics, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi-835215, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, GLA University, 17 km Stone, NH-2,Mathura-Delhi Road, Mathura-281406, India

Abstract: Organisations have to give more attention to customer demands for survival and also for increasing their market shares. But customers' demands are not stable. The main problem of all organisations is how to cut costs during production process. The solution to this problem is built up with lean-based production systems. Value stream mapping identifies those areas where unwanted productivity is identified and removed. In this paper, negative energy for biodiesel production has been identified. Also the production cost is reduced by removing the unwanted production step. The new method of biodiesel production with double filtration method in place of transesterification method not only reduces production cost but also saves energy. The fuel produced from double filtration method was tested and the result indicated average load consumption is about 47%.

Keywords: value stream mapping; VSM; biodiesel production; energy saving; Pareto analysis; biofuels; lean production; double filtration; cost reduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSM.2014.062492

International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, 2014 Vol.3 No.2, pp.95 - 115

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 09 Jun 2014 *

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