Biomass Supply

WP2: Integrated supply chain and logistics for sustainable bioenergy within the bioeconomy

Achieving deployment of competitive and sustainable biomass supply chains integrated with traditional forest and agriculture supply chains as well as emerging bioproduct supply chains requires the effective application of technology and systems to provide improved integration, increased efficiency and reduced supply chain costs. The transition of energy markets offers new opportunities for bioenergy, especially in
terms of prosumers and biorefineries. The technologies and systems need to be properly planned, managed and deployed to deliver increased quantities of higher quality biomass for bioenergy in a value-driven bioeconomy. This requires a good understanding of the roles of actors along supply chains and their capabilities to reliably increase the quantity of high quality and value biomass for bioenergy. This work package aims to identify opportunities, strategies and practices for improved supply chains and supply chain technology to support increasing quantity and quality of biomass for bioenergy in a profitable bioeconomy.

WP2 themes and activities: 

  1. With technology Tasks within IEA Bioenergy and existing bioenergy projects within participation countries explore and define, in an applied sense, what influences the quality of biomass supply for
    the different bioenergy technologies.
  2. Working with existing commercial biomass supply chains within participation countries the key limiting phase and/or technology will be identified, and the aspects that influence that phase or
    technology will be explored.
  3. Opportunities to economically extend the range of biomass supply chains through new and emerging biomass technology.
  4. The role of pre-processing or pre-treatment of biomass at different points in the supply chain will be explored to increase the value and quality of biomass for given technologies. 

Work Package 2 Leader:

Évelyne Thiffault 
Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, Université Laval
2405 rue de la Terrasse, Pavillon Abitibi-Price
Université Laval, Québec (QC), G1V 0A6 Canada

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Email: Evelyne.Thiffault@sbf.ulaval.ca