Formalized stepwise approach for implementing logistical concepts using BeWhere and LocaGIStics

Formalized stepwise approach for implementing logistical concepts using BeWhere and LocaGIStics

Main topic: REPORTS ON Models Tools
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Framework project: Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a “resource-efficient” Bioeconomy in Europe
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Website link: https://www.s2biom.eu/images/Publications/D3.5_S2Biom_Formalised_stepwise_approach_for_implementing_logistical_concepts_FINAL.pdf
CORDIS link if relevant: https://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/fulltext/405764
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This deliverable describes a formalized stepwise approach for implementing optimal logistical concepts in the practical design of national and regional biomass delivery chains and for assessing their economic and GHG performance using the tools BeWhere and LocaGIStics. It describes the functionality of and the relation between these two logistical assessment tools. BeWhere and LocaGIStics are closely interlinked so that LocaGIStics can further refine and detail the outcomes of the BeWhere model and that the BeWhere model can use the outcome of the LocaGIStics model to modify their calculations if needed. The BeWhere model supports the development of EU-wide and national strategies to develop an optimal network of biomass delivery chains. The basis of this tool is a techno-economic spatial model that enables the optimal design and allocation of biomass delivery chains (at national level) based on the minimization of the cost and emissions of the full supply chain taking account economies of scale, in order to meet certain demand. LocaGIStics is a regional assessment tool for biomass delivery chains. This tool can support the user to design optimal biomass delivery chains and networks at regional level and analyze in a comparative way (for different biomass delivery chains) the spatial implications and the environmental and economic performance. It will take account of the biomass cost-supply, the conversion and pre-treatment technology options and novel logistical concepts.


Countries/regions described/represented: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonian, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK
Year: 2016