Is Bioenergy the Big Bad Wolf in the Forestry Sector? A discussion about the sustainable supply chain management role in bioenergy systems.

Alessandro Sanches Pereira
Energy and Climate Studies Division, ITM/KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp1105725

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:4, s. 25-32

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


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.


Bioenergy Systems; Sustainable Supply Chain Management; Systems Analysis.


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