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Is Bioenergy the Big Bad Wolf in the Forestry Sector?: A discussion about the sustainable supply chain management role in bioenergy systems
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Energy and Climate Studies, ECS. (Bionergy systems)
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 (WREC 2011), 9-13 May, Linköping: Bioenergy Technology - Volume 1 / [ed] Bahram Moshfegh, Sweden: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2011, 25-32 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper’s aim is to use a bioenergy supply chain management approach in order to reinforce sustainable development in a likely scenario of competition between bioenergy and the production of other goods extracted from wood. This competition is perceived as a threat because it may lead to an increase in raw material and energy prices and reduce the competitiveness of the European pulp & paper industry compared to other regions of the world. The key question is then: is bioenergy the big bad wolf in the forestry sector or an opportunity for improving the sustainability of biomass-based supply chains? The work assumes bioenergy as an opportunity because a systemic approach to bioenergy systems’ optimization can lead to performance improvement beyond the boundaries of a single company and increase the sustainability aspects of the entire network. The results are based on content analysis conducted by a literature review and information gathering from relevant publications in the field.

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Sweden: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2011. 25-32 p.
, Bioenergy Technology, ISSN 1650‐3740
Keyword [en]
Bioenergy Systems; Sustainable Supply Chain Management; Systems Analysis
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
SRA - Energy
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-47811ISBN: 978‐91‐7393‐070‐3OAI: diva2:456324
World Renewable Energy Congress 2011
QC 20111117Available from: 2011-11-17 Created: 2011-11-14 Last updated: 2011-11-17Bibliographically approved

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