Biomass supply chain risk
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This is the first edition of CSA W209, Biomass supply chain risk.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard provides requirements, recommendations, and guidance for understanding the potential risks to biomass supply chains, including the following risk categories and associated risk factors:
a) supplier risk (including credit-worthiness/problematic future solvency of supplier; supplier contracts; supply inventory; conflicts of interest/vested interest with competing market; supplier control over production and transportation; distance from the proponent; supplier’s experience; supplier harvesting/collection/processing capacity; supplier motivation; human resource impacts);
b) competitor risk (including competitor influence on the feedstock market; competitors’ competitive advantage);
c) supply chain risk (including feedstock availability; historical issues; non-weather based externalities; risks related to feedstock production, harvest, and collection; transportation; supply chain resiliency; climate and natural risks; political and social; sustainability and environmental concern; greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting system);
d) feedstock quality risk (including feedstock quality; specific feedstock quality variables);
e) feedstock scale-up risk (including feedstock scale-up); and
f) internal organizational risk (including feedstock cost margins; on-site inventory; internal feedstock yard operations; management and personnel).
The Standard applies to activities starting at harvest point and ending at plant gate.
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