SADEAT - Stochastic (Combined Heat and Power) Anaerobic Digestion Economic Assessment Tool
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A Stochastic Anaerobic Digestion Economic Assessment Tool (SADEAT)

Copyright (C) 2016  Yakubu Abdul-Salam, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
										      
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify		                               
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Abstract. 	
Deterministic approaches to analyzing the economic feasibility of 
anaerobic digestion (AD) projects can lead to non-robust results. 
Stochastic approaches are inherently robust because they simultaneously 
explore multiple stochastic AD variables based on their probability 
distributions. However, few research papers on AD economics have used a 
stochastic approach in part due to the unavailability of tools for 
doing so. This paper presents a freely available stochastic AD economic 
assessment tool (SADEAT) to help academics and private firms interested 
in robustly assessing the economic feasibility of AD projects and/or 
policymakers seeking to explore policy options for the industry
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Software reproducibiltiy requirements and instructions;

1. MATLAB (R2015a or later) with the following toolboxes included;
	- Financial Toolbox 
	- GUI Layout Toolbox  
	- MATLAB Compiler
	- Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox 

2. Install 'MATLAB Layout Toolbox'. This is a user defined application. The
latest version of this application can be downloaded from;
https://uk.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/47982-gui-layout-toolbox

3. From the source files folder, open 'SADEAT.m' in MATLAB. 
This is the main source file. It links all 
other source files. From this file, one can read and reproduce this 
application. Copious instructions and comments have been 
left in the source files to help the user navigate and reproduce the 
SADEAT application successfully. 

4. Please contact the author at 'yaksamash@hotmail.com' or 
'yakubu.abdul-salam@hutton.ac.uk' for any queries.