Ethanol Supply Chain & Industry Review: More Harm than Good?

TitleEthanol Supply Chain & Industry Review: More Harm than Good?
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBruce S
Academic DepartmentEngineering Systems Division
DegreeSupply Chain Masters
Date Published06/2013
Abstract

This research examines key aspects of ethanol including its material characteristics, supply chain, and government legislation that affect its market demand and availability. In addition, it discusses the social and environmental impacts of the growing biofuel industry stemming from government mandates. The goal of the project was to investigate existing studies and evaluate the aggregated findings to determine if ethanol provides a net benefit to society.