Economics and Price Risks in International Pellet Supply Chains

  • Rita Ehrig
  • Frank Behrendt
  • Manfred Wörgetter
  • Christoph Strasser

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred Wörgetter, Christoph Strasser
    Pages 1-3
  3. Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred Wörgetter, Christoph Strasser
    Pages 5-14
  4. Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred Wörgetter, Christoph Strasser
    Pages 15-26
  5. Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred Wörgetter, Christoph Strasser
    Pages 27-44
  6. Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred Wörgetter, Christoph Strasser
    Pages 45-46
  7. Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred Wörgetter, Christoph Strasser
    Pages 47-48
  8. Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred Wörgetter, Christoph Strasser
    Pages E1-E1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 49-57

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to investigate critical economic aspects and price risks along international pellet supply chains, and to offer new insights into the interconnections between the sector, the various supply risks within the market and guidelines for de-risking biomass supply chains. It provides three real case studies as practical examples of determining actual supply costs from resource production to end-user, and in doing so identifies and analyzes general economic performance indicators and price drivers for biomass supply chains. It also investigates the impact of several risks like raw material prices, exchange and freight rates on total prices. As a result, the reader learns how price risks are hedged to avoid project defaults and how to achieve the renewable energy targets of the end-user. Practical guidelines for recognising critical economic issues in biomass supply chains and for applying adequate de-risk strategies are also provided. Offering insights to a broad audience, this book is intended for researchers and professionals interested in renewable energy systems, biomass resource management and supply chain management. It also provides an invaluable resource to policy makers seeking guidelines for successfully managing the introduction of sustainable biomass projects.

Keywords

Biomass Resource Management Biomass Supply Chains Economic Performance Indicators in Pellet Supply Chains International Pellet Supply Chains Pellet Trade Risks of Biomass Supply Chains Sustainable Biomass Projects

Authors and affiliations

  • Rita Ehrig
    • 1
  • Frank Behrendt
    • 2
  • Manfred Wörgetter
    • 3
  • Christoph Strasser
    • 4
  1. 1.BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH, Unit Resources and Technical Logistics, Gewerbepark Haag 33250 Wieselburg-LandAustria
  2. 2.Chair Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Fasanenstr. 8910623 BerlinGermany
  3. 3.BIOENERGY2020+ GmbH, Key Researcher and head of branch location, Gewerbepark Haag 33250 Wieselburg-LandAustria
  4. 4.BIOENERGY2020+ GmbH, Unit Resources and Technical Logistics, Gewerbepark Haag 33250 Wieselburg-LandAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07016-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07015-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07016-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
  • About this book