Exploring the evolution of biofuel supply chains: An agent-based modeling approach

Jorge Moncada Escudero

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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One of the challenges of the twenty-first century is the transition to a sustainable energy system. Road transport biofuels can play an important role in this energy transition. Indeed, biofuels have the largest global share as a mitigation measure in the road transport sector. In 2012, biofuels accounted for 3.4% of global road transport fuel demand (2.3%of total transport fuels). Biofuels are also considered as a promising strategy to decarbonize other transport sectors such as marine and aviation in the short-medium term. Nevertheless, biofuels are not cost competitive compared to fossil fuels and thus require government intervention to stimulate their production and consumption...
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Weijnen, M.P.C., Supervisor
  • Lukszo, Z., Supervisor
  • Junginger, H.M., Supervisor, External person
  • Faaij, A.P.C., Supervisor, External person
Award date23 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • biofuel supply chains
  • agent-based modeling
  • complex adaptive systems
  • Neo-institutional economics
  • policy analysis


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