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SUMINISTRO – Sustainability monitoring Index for assessing regional bio-based industry networks

Ansprechpartner:

Jakob HIldebrandt


Sustainability Index

The UFZ Bioenergy Department is working in the development of a Sustainability Index for ex-post assessment of regional bioeconomy industry networks and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for ex-ante evaluation of emerging bio-based value chains.

Both indicator-based sustainability assessment tools will be used for scoring of the techno-ecological and socio-economic performance of value chains of regional industry networks, which are operating under a common and cross-sectoral bioeconomy strategy.

In order to support the implementation planning of these industry networks with regard to the deployment of future-oriented solutions from R&D activities and technological upscaling, approaches of managerial decision modelling, material flows analysis and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) are integrated into a procedure for Multi-Criteria-Decision Analysis of future process chain integration options.

Publications:

Hildebrandt, J.; Siebert, A.; Bezama, A.; Majer, S.; Budzinski, M.; Thrän, D.: Assessment tools for Sustainability Monitoring of added-value networks in the bioeconomy, In: Conference Proceedings of the Global Bioeconomy Summit, Berlin 2015

Hildebrandt, J; Bezama, A.; Thrän, D.: Identification and evaluation of overriding goals in a sustainability monitoring system for a wood‐based bioeconomy region, In: The conference book of abstracts from the Science Day of the CASTLE Conference "Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy Innovative Methods and Solutions for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors" in Barcelona, Spain 2015

Hildebrandt, J; Bezama, A.; Thrän, D.: "A Hybrid-MCDA Tool for assessment of added value networks in a woodbased bioeconomy", Department of Bioenergy, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany, Abteilung Bioenergysysteme, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum GmbH - DBFZ, Germany; Poster Presentation & Paper Publication, In: Conference Proceedings of the Bioenergy from Forests Conference organized by Benet Ltd., Finnland, Helsinki 2014, ISBN 978-952-67890-2-6

Hildebrandt, J; Bezama, A.; Thrän, D.:
"Establishing a Robust Sustainability Index for the Assessment of Bioeconomy Regions", Department of Bioenergy, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany, Abteilung Bioenergysysteme, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum GmbH - DBFZ, Germany;
In: Conference Proceedings of the International Conference and Utility Exhibition 2014 (ICUE 2014) on Green Energy for Sustainable Development" of the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Bangkok 2014, Print ISBN: 978-1-4799-2628-2


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