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Course module: 201800079
Bioresource Supply Chain Management
Course info
Course module201800079
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. M.J. Arentsen
Contactperson for the course
dr. M.J. Arentsen
G.C. van Capelleveen
L. Fraccascia
dr. D.M. Yazan
V. Yazdanpanah
Academic year2018
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
In line with the course content, at the end of the course the students are expected to learn how to: (i) model the material/waste/energy flows of Biouresource Supply Chains (BSCs), (ii) identify the dynamic conditions of BSC operations, (iii) quantify economic, social, and environmental sustainability indicators of BSCs, (iv) efficiently use game theory to define business strategy in BSCs, (v) develop decision-support framework for implementing sustainable business within BSCs, and (vi) observe the utility of business information systems to improve the sustainability of BRSc.
This 5 EC multi-disciplinary course addresses the Bioresource Supply Chains (BSC) from operational sustainability and business-making perspectives. Particular attention is given to the operations of BSCs to support decision-making process of stakeholders such as bioresource providers, bioenergy producers, and biorefineries in implementing bioresource-based businesses and governments in making regulations within bio-based economy.
Second-generation bioresources are not usually produced upon demand but emerge as secondary outputs of forestry, agricultural, or food-beverage production activities. Hence, implementing business between bioresource suppliers and bioenergy producers or biorefineries is a challenge to deal with particularly from operational efficiency and sustainability perspectives. Accordingly suppliers and buyers need to make sustainable decisions while initiating the business between each other. Such a sustainable decision-making process requires that business entities consider operational, spatial, technological and market-related conditions of BRSc which dynamically evolve over time. Accordingly, this course provides a series of quantitative tools such as input-output modelling and life cycle assessment analysis to measure sustainability of BSCs as well as decision-support tools such as agent-based modelling and game theory for business entities to develop sustainable business.
Assumed previous knowledge
Student in a relevant UT master program. The fit between the course and your program can be checked in communication with the course coordinator
Master Sustainable Energy Technology
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Instructional modes
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Project supervised
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Self study with assistance
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