Biomass Supply Chains: Sustainable Design for a Circular Economy provides a comprehensive study on key issues in sustainability and the sustainable design of biomass-based fuel, energy systems and supply chains, as well as circular systems for biomass-based production. Economic, environmental, social and technical issues are examined individually at both system/technology and supply chain level, including details on standards and certification schemes. In addition, the book explores the methods and tools for sustainability assessment and sustainable design and management, describing each sustainability-related decision level encountered in design, management and operation phases and discussing the circular economy concept and different analytical tools.
By integrating all these problematics and challenges in sustainability and circular design, this book allows researchers in academia and industry working on developing biomass-based solutions to clearly identify the methodologies and tools that satisfy their specific sustainability and circularity requirements based on the recent advances and prospects in the field. Graduate students and practitioners can also use this reference as systematic guide to available sustainability assessment methodologies that they can apply to biomass and bioenergy technologies.
- Discusses the economic, environmental, social and technical aspects of sustainability and their application to the whole bioeconomy value chain
- Presents the fundamentals, methods and tools for sustainability assessment, sustainable design, and management of biomass-based systems
- Explores circular economy concepts and strategies for designing circular systems that include biomass-based production
- Includes global, real-life examples that illustrate each topic covered in the book
1. Sustainability in biomass-based fuel and energy systems 2. Sustainability in biomass-based fuel and energy supply chains 3. Sustainability indicators, standards and certification schemes for biomass-based production 4. Methods and tools for sustainability assessment of biomass-based production systems/supply chains 5. Analytical Methods and tools for sustainable design and management of biomass-based production systems/supply chains 6. Decision-making for sustainable design and management of biomass-based production systems/supply chains 7. Closing the loop: methods and strategies to promote circular economy in biomass-based energy and fuel sector
Dr. Sebnem Yilmaz Balaman is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey. Specializing in the application of operations research techniques to support decision-making within the biomass and bioenergy sectors, she completed her PhD at Dokuz Eylül University, on developing optimization methodologies for effective design and management of biomass to energy supply chains. She was also a post-doctoral research fellow with the Project and Supply Chain Management Research Group of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Her research interests include sustainable supply chain design and management, logistics operations planning, biomass-based supply chains and production systems, bioenergy, mathematical modelling, multi-criteria decision making, fuzzy decision making, and risk management. Her work has appeared in energy and sustainable production outlets. She also acts as a reviewer in international journals in the above fields.