An assessment of biomass supply chain: a DEA application

Isotilia Costa Melo, Athanasios Rentizelas, Paulo Nocera Alves Junior, Jessica Suarez Campoli, Daisy Aparecida do Nascimento Rebelatto

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Abstract

Besides improving the infrastructure resilience and flexibility of energetic matrix, renewable energy generation also contributes to reduce carbon emissions, responding to the targets for renewable energy sources of most European countries. However, the availability of biomass may drastically differ from country to country. In most cases, the most challenged countries to achieve high levels of sustainability are not those with a sufficiently large stock of biomass availability. Because of that, it is necessary to design new biomass supply chain networks and to improve the existing. This paper aims to assess the efficiency of biomass alternative pathways from South America to Europe. In this particular work, all analyzed scenarios involve torrefaction plants in the country of origin. In this regard, for measuring efficiency, a data envelopment analysis (DEA) model is used, known as Benefit of Doubt (BoD). For analyzing opportunity of investments, traditional administrative tools are used . Therefore, the results highlight the feasibility of establishing closer commercial relations in terms of biomass trade between both countries and assess the logistic efficiency of the alternative routes (considering different Brazilian States and modes of transportation). In summary, this information can assist the process of planning and improve decision-making to determine the feasibility of implementation of torrefaction facilities through identification of the most efficient logistical pathways

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Conference5th Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period19/06/17 → …

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Data envelopment analysis
Supply chains
Biomass
Availability
Logistics
Sustainable development
Decision making
Planning
Carbon

Keywords

  • bio-based economy
  • data envelopment analysis
  • supply chain efficiency
  • benefit of doubt
  • Brazil

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Costa Melo, I., Rentizelas, A., Alves Junior, P. N., Campoli, J. S., & do Nascimento Rebelatto, D. A. (2017). An assessment of biomass supply chain: a DEA application. 5th Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering, Athens, Greece.
Costa Melo, Isotilia ; Rentizelas, Athanasios ; Alves Junior, Paulo Nocera ; Campoli, Jessica Suarez ; do Nascimento Rebelatto, Daisy Aparecida. / An assessment of biomass supply chain : a DEA application. 5th Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering, Athens, Greece.
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An assessment of biomass supply chain : a DEA application. / Costa Melo, Isotilia; Rentizelas, Athanasios; Alves Junior, Paulo Nocera; Campoli, Jessica Suarez; do Nascimento Rebelatto, Daisy Aparecida.

2017. 5th Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering, Athens, Greece.

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Costa Melo I, Rentizelas A, Alves Junior PN, Campoli JS, do Nascimento Rebelatto DA. An assessment of biomass supply chain: a DEA application. 2017. 5th Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering, Athens, Greece.