Dukulis, Ilmars; Birzietis, Gints; Kanaska, Daina
January 2008
Engineering for Rural Development - International Scientific Con;2008, p283
Conference Paper
The short overview of the strategies and action plans in production and use of biofuels in Europe and Latvia is given. The characteristic of biofuel supply chain as a system is explained. Existing solutions in improvement of biofuel logistic systems are analysed as well as available tools for the modelling of biofuel supply chains. As the first system for modelling the pure vegetable oil from rapeseed was chosen and first results of modelling are discussed.


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