Supply Chains for Heat from Wood Resources - Local Configurations and Critical Factors

M. Forbord, J. Vik & B.G. Hillring
Woody bioenergy represents a possibility for renewable energy and income in rural areas. The Norwegian bioenergy sector is slowly growing. Yet, studies show that achieving satisfactory economic results is difficult. Improving the situation requires better understanding of the bioenergy supply chains. In this paper we report a study of six local chains in Norway. We identify and describe the activities in the chains, analyze division of work between actors, and interdependence with other supply chains,...