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Green, Yellow, and Woody Biomass Supply-Chain Management: A Review

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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Science (DISAFA), University of Turin, Largo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
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Institute for Bio-economy and Agri-technology—IBO, Center for Research and Technology Hellas-CERTH, 10th km Thessalonikis-Thermis, BALKAN Center, BLDG D, 57001 Thermi, Greece
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Energies 2019, 12(15), 3020; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12153020
Received: 8 July 2019 / Revised: 30 July 2019 / Accepted: 1 August 2019 / Published: 6 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supply Chain Management for Bioenergy and Bioresources)
Various sources of biomass contribute significantly in energy production globally given a series of constraints in its primary production. Green biomass sources (such as perennial grasses), yellow biomass sources (such as crop residues), and woody biomass sources (such as willow) represent the three pillars in biomass production by crops. In this paper, we conducted a comprehensive review on research studies targeted to advancements at biomass supply-chain management in connection to these three types of biomass sources. A framework that classifies the works in problem-based and methodology-based approaches was followed. Results show the use of modern technological means and tools in current management-related problems. From the review, it is evident that the presented up-to-date trends on biomass supply-chain management and the potential for future advanced approach applications play a crucial role on business and sustainability efficiency of biomass supply chain. View Full-Text
Keywords: supply-chain design; strategic planning; operational planning; energy crop production; crop residue supply-chain design; strategic planning; operational planning; energy crop production; crop residue
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Rodias, E.; Berruto, R.; Bochtis, D.; Sopegno, A.; Busato, P. Green, Yellow, and Woody Biomass Supply-Chain Management: A Review. Energies 2019, 12, 3020.

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