Pin, Small-scale Biomass Supply Chain design: a solution for the water hyacinth problem in the Tondano Lake in Indonesia.

This study aims to contribute to resolving the water hyacinth problem in the Tondano Lake (North Sulawesi province, Indonesia). By taking a design science approach, a small-scale Biomass Supply Chain is designed that utilises water hyacinths to produce energy and organic fertiliser. The products serve to overcome the area’s low electrification rate and dramatic shortage of organic fertiliser. To ensure the diffusion of the technology in the area, the appropriateness of the BSC’s technology is assessed on economical, technical, environmental and social factors. Results show the technology push characteristic of the BSCs technology. 

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