The chain of biomass : analysis for Staatsbosbeheer of the production, logistics and sales of biomass
Natuur & Landbouw
- natuurbeheer, bio-energie, hout, bosbeheer, ketenmanagement, biomassa, houtspaanders, biobased economy, nature management, bioenergy, wood, forest administration, supply chain management, biomass, wood chips, biobased economy
This graduation paper is an evaluation of the chain of biomass at Staatsbosbeheer. The goal is to get a grasp on all its variables. So that decisions now made out of experience could be found to indeed be the right ones. By naming all the variables and trying to link them to each other, a better insight into the chain of biomass is provided. Most important variables fall in the categories production, logistics and sales of woodchips. The conclusion of this evaluation is that there are so many variables that it is nearly impossible to fine-tune them into each other. A few recommendation might help the matter. Another way of storage to assure delivery during summer months when no work is allowed in the forest is to transport (unprofitable) logs to storage sites. By storing them as logs, rot due to heating is prevented and by doing this on a central storage site, the change of protected animals nesting in the piles is reduced. It could also be interesting to classify certain forest in the Netherlands as energy-forest in the form of coppice forest. This would provide an ongoing stream of ‘raw material’. Further it would be a good idea to situate more storage sites in the Netherlands on tactical locations, like near a quay or in the South were no permanent storage sites are present now. And at last it is recommended that a model is developed, with the help of a programmer to make it easier for the biomass coordinator and the harvest coordinator to handle the complex chain of biomass.
- Soort object
- Jager, D. de
- 26 p
- Wageningen University & Research