Objective: To develop a decision support system (DSS), called LocBio, based on optimization techniques that allow the determination of the optimum location of the warehouses that will integrate the castor distribution network.

Client: Petrobras Biocombustíveis

Motivation: The challenge of facilitating the production of castor biodiesel based on family farming in the region. The adoption of family farming aims to stimulate the social development of the region by promoting income distribution.

Results: The development of the DSS allowed the establishment of an analytical methodology for defining the design of a minimum cost castor distribution network, in a way as to make the project economically viable for future harvests.