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Energies 2015, 8(7), 7122-7139; doi:10.3390/en8077122

A Supply-Chain Analysis Framework for Assessing Densified Biomass Solid Fuel Utilization Policies in China

School of Environment, State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, Beijing Normal University, No. 9 Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100875, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Dovì
Received: 6 January 2015 / Revised: 28 May 2015 / Accepted: 24 June 2015 / Published: 14 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Policy and Climate Change)
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Abstract

Densified Biomass Solid Fuel (DBSF) is a typical solid form of biomass, using agricultural and forestry residues as raw materials. DBSF utilization is considered to be an alternative to fossil energy, like coal in China, associated with a reduction of environmental pollution. China has abundant biomass resources and is suitable to develop DBSF. Until now, a number of policies aimed at fostering DBSF industry have been proliferated by policy makers in China. However, considering the seasonality and instability of biomass resources, these inefficiencies could trigger future scarcities of biomass feedstocks, baffling the resilience of biomass supply chains. Therefore, this review paper focuses on DBSF policies and strategies in China, based on the supply chain framework. We analyzed the current developing situation of DBSF industry in China and developed a framework for policy instruments based on the supply chain steps, which can be used to identify and assess the deficiencies of current DBSF industry policies, and we proposed some suggestions. These findings may inform policy development and identify synergies at different steps in the supply chain to enhance the development of DBSF industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: Densified Biomass Solid Fuel (DBSF); biomass; DBSF industry; policy analysis; China Densified Biomass Solid Fuel (DBSF); biomass; DBSF industry; policy analysis; China
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Wang, W.; Ouyang, W.; Hao, F. A Supply-Chain Analysis Framework for Assessing Densified Biomass Solid Fuel Utilization Policies in China. Energies 2015, 8, 7122-7139.

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