Special Issue "Supply Chain Management for Bioenergy and Bioresources"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Bio-Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Dionysis Bochtis
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Institute for Bio-economy and Agri-technology (iBO), Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
Interests: agri-robotics; operations management; ICT in agriculture
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Prof. Dr. Charisios Achillas
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Department of Logistics, Technical Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Serres, Kilkis, Katerini, Greece
Tel. +30 2351 047864
Interests: reverse logistics; circular economy; industrial symbiosis; sustainable development; biomass supply chain; bio-energy and bio-recourses
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the modern world, the competitiveness of bioenergy and/or bioresources-related activities heavily depend on the effectiveness of Supply Chain Management. A large number of multi-disciplinary topics are involved in the bioresources and bioenergy production fields. Although the technical issues related to the topic have been well discussed and do not represent major barriers, supply chain management issues, such as design of the network, collection, storage, or transportation of bioresources, are still considered as fundamental questions that need to be answered towards optimal exploitation of bioenergy and bioresources. Moreover, modelling of material and energy flows; the identification of the dynamic character of the supply chains; available reverse logistics (waste management) alternatives; the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of bioresource supply chains; and novelty in applied business models and decision support framework towards efficient supply chain management for bioenergy and bioresources present critical operational sustainability issues and business-making potential.

This Special Issue seeks to contribute to the bioenergy and bioresources agenda through enhanced scientific and multi-disciplinary knowledge to boost the performance efficiency of supply chain management and support the decision-making processes of stakeholders. To that end, we therefore invite papers on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, and analytical and assessment papers from different disciplines, that are relevant to supply chain management for bioenergy and bioresources.

Prof. Dr. Dionysis Bochtis
Prof. Dr. Charisios Achillas
Guest Editors

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  • biomass supply chain
  • bio-energy
  • bio-recourses
  • reverse logistics
  • sustainability
  • renewable energy
  • operations management
  • decision support systems

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Green, Yellow, and Woody Biomass Supply-Chain Management: A Review
Energies 2019, 12(15), 3020; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12153020 - 06 Aug 2019
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 [...] Read more.
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. Full article
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