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Biomass commercialisation - economic & environmental implications

Associate Professor Onur Boyabatli from SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business offers his insights into a joint pioneering study on the economic and environmental implications of biomass commercialisation in the agricultural processing industries.
A Podcast from SMU Engage
Mar 1
Podcasts copyright: Singapore Management University.

Global warming and climate change have created an unprecedented global interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially in energy production.  Biomass, or organic matter, which is a renewable energy source that can replace fossil fuels in energy production is gaining popularity.  Consequently, commercialising agricultural residues as biomass is gaining momentum in many countries.

In a pioneering study, Onur Boyabatli, Associate Professor of Operations Management and DBS Sustainability Fellow at SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business, together with Assistant Professor of Operations Management Buket Avci, and PhD student Li Bin, studied the economic and environmental implications of biomass commercialisation in agricultural processing industries.

In this podcast, he shares his insights into this trending subject and the policy implications of their research findings.

 

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