Biomass supply chains

Athanasios Rentizelas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The chapter discusses the biomass supply chain, which bears the role of supplying an energy conversion plant with biomass, at the correct quantity, time and quality specifications. The chapter first categorizes the biomass and waste streams and presents analytically the biomass supply chain, discussing its structure and characteristics. It then proceeds in reviewing the latest advances in biomass supply chains. The issue of integrating biomass energy conversion into waste management systems is tackled and the advantages and limitations of using biomass, in supply chain terms, are presented. The chapter concludes with future trends in biomass supply chain and logistics, and proposing sources of further information
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomass combustion science, technology and engineering
EditorsLasse Rosendahl
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Publication series

NameSeries in Energy
PublisherWoodhead Publishing


  • biomass
  • waste streams
  • supply chain structure
  • waste management


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