S2Biom database with logistical components of the biomass value chain

E. Annevelink, H.L.E. de Groot, N. Shah, S. Giarola, M. Pantaleo, P. Anttila, Martijn Vis, Rik te Raa, Douwe van den Berg, B. Gabrielle

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The S2Biom project (www.s2biom.eu) - Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support
a resource-efficient Bioeconomy in Europe - supports sustainable delivery chains of non-food biomass feedstock.
This poses a logistical challenge because the quality and handling characteristics, and often also the moisture content
of biomass restricts options for efficient logistics and for efficient conversion into bio-energy. A task of the logistics
work package was to identify and characterize the main logistical components. A logistical component is defined as
one of the links in the biomass value chain from biomass to conversion. Examples are pre-treatment, storage and
transport technologies that are needed to deliver biomass feedstock of a specified quality to a processing technology.
These logistical components were then entered in the first prototype of a database. This paper shows the database
design, the main data available and the way how to use the individual logistical components when designing optimal
biomass value chains.
Keywords: database, logistics, pretreatment, storage, supply chain, costs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event23d European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 1 Jun 20155 Jun 2015


Conference23d European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria

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