Workshop 5: Technologies and logistics for green biomass supply chain management

Workshop, Aarhus University, Campus Foulum
Thursday September 15, 2016
Workshop leader:
Thomas Bartzanas


Design and optimization of the supply chain from field to storage and process facility for different dedicated technologies. The supply chain will be adapted to the special conditions for extensive areas and handling of wet biomass and evaluated in terms of performance, energy input, environmental impact, etc. for different scenarios. Also, based on the initial analyses and results, the supply chain from field to storage will be modelled and a specific logistic optimization model will be developed form a systems perspective. 

Collaboration subjects identified during the workshop

  • Systems analysis/user requirements
  • Innovative biomass conversion technologies
  • Supply chain management optimization suite

Next step:

112020 – Marie Curie C-? 2017

Collaboration subjects identified during the workshop

Smart logistics and green biomass

Proposed topic: A farm management information system for smart logistics on green biomass

Potential partners and/or competences

  • Aarhus University – operation management, mechanical engineering
  • BNL Clean Energy – conversion technology and proposal writing
  • Kverneland – harvest technology, machinery
  • SEGES – cost estimations, bringing solutions to market, route optimization
  • Free university of Bolzano – technology for monitoring, information system designing

Next step

  • Analyse better the WB
  • Extend the consortium
  • Suitable call (ICT-?, ERA-Nets)



Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen
Senior Researcher
Department of Engineering - Operations Management, Aarhus University
+45 8715 7638/22827547