Designing the beech wood supply chain. Vortrag auf der BioEconomy Conference 11. Mai 2017 in Halle/Saale.

  • Bio-based products show a great potential to reduce the dependence on fossil resources. Germany currently has a forerunner role in the EU, using biomass as the same resource base for material and energetic utilisation. Beech wood is hyped in both ways: In material usage directly e.g., in the building sector to balance the possible scarcity of soft wood in the future, as well as indirectly as a feedstock for biorefineries, representing a long-term alternative to the fossil-based industry, and secondly, as energetic use due to its excellent burning quality. The BIOECONOMY CLUSTER sees itself as an actor in a difficult tension field within implementation of the wood-based Bioeconomy. With a total stocking volume of about 635 million m3, beech is the most abundant hardwood tree species in Germany. Nevertheless, beech wood-based biorefineries compete in a difficile tension field. One crucial factor is the reliable supply of raw materials - a consistent biomass quality, season-independent availability and efficient logistics of the raw material. However, the production processes are technically feasible; thus, finally, there is no guarantee for selling the bio-based products to the obtained price. How to overcome the strong tension field in the beech-based Bioeconomy? Different selected examples show possible approaches. To manage the wood-based Bioeconomy and the beech wood supply chain effectively, the influencing of factors and the managing of the same is crucial.

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Author:Veronika AuerORCiD, Mathias Zscheile
Parent Title (English):BioEconomy Conference. Sciences Campus Halle, BioEconomy Cluster. Halle/Saale, 11.05.2017
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Publication Year:2017
Tag:Beach Wood; Bioeconomy
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Holztechnik und Bau
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten