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Title: Residual Forestry Biomass Supply Chain: A Mapping Approach
Authors: Rijal, P.
Bras, P.
Garrido, S. 
Matias, J.
Pimentel, C.
Carvalho, H.
Keywords: Forestry residues; Biomass; Supply chain mapping; Case studies
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences
Project: This work was supported by the FCT—Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., through national funds and co-financed by the FEDER project “Sustainable Supply Chain Management Model for Residual Agro-forestry Biomass supported in an Web Platform” [grant number PCIF/GVB/0083/2019]. Also, the work was supported through the projects UIDB/05037/2020 (CeBER), UIDB/04058/2020 (GOVCOPP), UIDB/00319/2020 (Algoritmi), in addition to UIDB/00667/2020 and UIDP/00667/2020 (UNIDEMI). 
Serial title, monograph or event: International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
Volume: 14
Issue: 3
Abstract: The use of biomass as a renewable resource has gained significant attention in recent years due to concerns about climate change and the need for more sustainable energy and materials. Visualizing the residual forestry biomass supply chain allows for identifying opportunities and challenges related to feedstock harvesting, availability, and transportation costs. This research aims to suggest a map for the valorization of the residual forestry biomass supply chain to identify better and understand the material, financial, and informational flows and to give important insight into the economic dimension of its valorization (costs) and challenges. To attain this objective, two exploratory case studies were conducted. The findings of this research reveal similarities in material flow between a large and small company but a significant difference in transportation expenses. The study also found that farmers and forest owners have a small bargaining power to influence the price of the residues they sell. Therefore, this research contributes to a better understanding of the residual forestry biomass supply chain, enhancing the importance of supply chain maps in overcoming possible bottlenecks and challenges in this sector.
ISSN: 22172661
DOI: 10.24867/IJIEM-2023-3-336
Rights: openAccess
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