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Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782423669, 9781782423874

Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining

1st Edition

Editors: Jens Holm-Nielsen Ehiaze Augustine Ehimen
Paperback ISBN: 9781782423669
eBook ISBN: 9781782423874
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 25th February 2016
Page Count: 410
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Biomass resources, supply chains and markets

1. Introduction to biomass supply chains

2. Biomass feedstocks

3. Biomass resource assessment

4. Biomass supply, demand and markets

Part 2: Biomass harvesting, handling, storage and transportation

5. Biomass harvesting and collection

6. Biomass Storage

Part 3: Biomass and biofuel supply chain design and management

7. Biomass and biofuel supply chain modelling and optimization

8. Modeling of forest and wood residues supply chains for bioenergy and biofuel production

9. Socio-economic and environmental impacts of biomass and biofuel supply chains

Part 4: Particular biomass supply chains

10. Short rotation woody energy crop supply chains

11. Sugar and starch crop supply chains

12. Lignocellulosic crop supply chains (e.g. miscanthus, switchgrass, reed canary grass, rye, giant reed etc)

13. Grass crop supply chains

14. Algae biomass supply chains

15. Solving the woody supply chain for Ireland's expanding biomass sector: a case study

16. Manure and municipal sewage biomass supply chains


Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining highlights the emergence of energy generation through the use of biomass and the ways it is becoming more widely used. The supply chains that produce the feedstocks, harvest, transport, store, and prepare them for combustion or refinement into other forms of fuel are long and complex, often differing from feedstock to feedstock.

Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining considers every aspect of these supply chains, including their design, management, socioeconomic, and environmental impacts. The first part of the book introduces supply chains, biomass feedstocks, and their analysis, while the second part looks at the harvesting, handling, storage, and transportation of biomass. The third part studies the modeling of supply chains and their management, with the final section discussing, in minute detail, the supply chains involved in the production and usage of individual feedstocks, such as wood and sugar starches, oil crops, industrial biomass wastes, and municipal sewage stocks.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the complex supply chains of the various potential feedstocks for biomass energy generation
  • Studies a wide range of biomass feedstocks, including woody energy crops, sugar and starch crops, lignocellulosic crops, oil crops, grass crops, algae, and biomass waste
  • Reviews the modeling and optimization, standards, quality control and traceability, socioeconomic, and environmental impacts of supply chains


R&D managers in energy generation companies as well as academics and postgraduate students working in the areas of biomass and biofuel energy generation


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About the Editors

Jens Holm-Nielsen

Dr Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen is Associate Professor and Head of Center for Bioenergy and Green Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Affiliations and Expertise

Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Ehiaze Augustine Ehimen

Ehiaze Augustine Ehimen is a Senior Research Coordinator at Future Analytics Consulting Ltd., Ireland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Future Analytics Consulting Ltd., Ireland