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Benjamin McLellan     University Lecturer 
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Benjamin McLellan published an article in February 2019.
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Shunsuke Managi

385 shared publications

Departments of Urban and Environmental Engineering , Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN

Eiji Yamasue

102 shared publications

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

Saleem Ali

82 shared publications

Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia

Mikael Höök

67 shared publications

Uppsala University

Hiroshi Takagi

55 shared publications

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Designing and Evaluating Energy Product-Service Systems for Energy Sector (EPSS) in Liberalized Energy Market: A Case St... Widha Kusumaningdyah, Benjamin McLellan, Tetsuo Tezuka Published: 21 February 2019
Challenges, doi: 10.3390/challe10010018
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This paper introduces Energy-Product-Service Systems (EPSS) to overcome the issues in the liberalized energy market. Currently, conventional energy services are highly commoditized, thus eroding their competitiveness in a liberalized energy market. In addition, customer benefits from the current system are hard to analyse, because it is difficult for customers to observe the quality of the results of energy consumption. EPSS incorporates energy sector with other related sectors to design and deliver immediate result of energy usage that suit to customer’s specific needs is expected to provide better performance than current system. However, EPSS service design and implementation involve high risk and performance uncertainties. Therefore, this study proposes a method to design and to evaluate EPSS and compare its performances with energy product/service performance in current system through Simulation-Based Design (SBD). SBD is used to construct EPSS service considering stakeholders’ interest and to evaluate the service performance, by simulating alternative scenarios in order to seek conditions that are expected to fulfil stakeholders’ requirements. In the proposed analysis, three service features, that is, service consumption management, operational system design and electricity supply management are introduced and used to develop EPSS alternative design for space-heating service. Afterwards, customer satisfaction and the company’s benefit for each service scenarios are simulated and compared with the performance of the current system. In this context, EPSS design that includes operational system design and electricity supply management results in better benefit for all stakeholders.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Investment strategy of hydrothermal geothermal heating in China under policy, technology and geology uncertainties Qi Zhang, Siyuan Chen, Zhizhou Tan, Tiantian Zhang, Benjamin... Published: 01 January 2019
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.240
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Costs and carbon emissions of shared autonomous electric vehicles in a Virtual Power Plant and Microgrid with renewable ... Riccardo Iacobucci, Benjamin McLellan, Tetsuo Tezuka Published: 01 January 2019
Energy Procedia, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.11.104
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Shared autonomous electric vehicles (SAEVs) are expected to become commercially available within the next decade. This technology could transform transport paradigms and alter the availability of controllable storage from electrified transportation. This work describes a novel simulation methodology for investigating the potential for SAEVs to act as storage in the framework of a Virtual Power Plant or a microgrid with intermittent renewable energy. The model simulates aggregate storage availability from vehicles based on transport patterns and optimizes charging. We study the case of a grid-connected VPP with rooftop solar and the case of a isolated microgrid with solar, wind, and dispatchable generation. The results show that SAEVs offer significantly lower costs compared to private vehicles. SAEVs can also substantially increase renewable energy utilization in a microgrid.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Environmental Implications of Resource Security Strategies for Critical Minerals: A Case Study of Copper in Japan Ran Motoori, Benjamin C. McLellan, Tetsuo Tezuka Published: 01 December 2018
Minerals, doi: 10.3390/min8120558
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In the assessment of critical minerals, environmental impacts have been a focus of a number of methodologies. In the case of resource security for critical minerals, there are a variety of potential strategies that might be used to reduce criticality from the supply risk perspective, but the environmental consequences of these strategies need to be evaluated. Japan is a country with a heavy dependence on imported materials, and thus has examined various alternative resource supply strategies to improve resource security. This study examines these alternative strategies and evaluates the consequential environmental implications, focusing on the domestic impacts in Japan. Utilization of deep ocean mining and end-of-life home appliance recycling are examined as alternatives against the conventional, import-oriented process. From the obtained results, deep ocean mining, providing 30% of domestic copper demand with the remainder supplied from recycling, is the current optimal solution with regards to the environmental impact.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainable smart city development framework for developing countries Tania Ray Bhattacharya, Anindya Bhattacharya, Benjamin McLel... Published: 28 November 2018
Urban Research & Practice, doi: 10.1080/17535069.2018.1537003
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Substitution effect of renewable portfolio standards and renewable energy certificate trading for feed-in tariff Qi Zhang, Ge Wang, Yan Li, Hailong Li, Benjamin McLellan, Si... Published: 01 October 2018
Applied Energy, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.07.118
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