ICOSSE 2011: Yosef Manik of the University of Maine Assesses the Sustainability of Bio-product Supply Chains

This post is presented by SBE, the Society for Biological Engineering--a global organization of leading engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing the integration of biology with engineering.

Yosef Manik is a Fulbright Ph.D. student from Indonesia whose primary area of study is forest resources. He assisted Anthony Halog in researching frameworks and models for sustainability assessment of bio-product supply chains. He presented his research to ChEnected at the Second International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering. Watch the interview in the video located in the right panel.

This research aims to understand the nature and dynamic interactions of different sub-systems in emerging bioenergy supply systems such that we can improve our ability to design resilient systems. This project intends to develop an integrated methodological framework for assessing renewable energy systems in pursuit of sustainability objectives.