Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Wind Energy Industry

An assessment with special focus on rare earths as an input material to wind turbine manufacturing


Bachelor Thesis, 2015

45 Pages, Grade: 1,3


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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

List of Figures and Tables

1. Introduction.
1.1. Background motivation and aim of the paper
1.2. Scope of the assessment
1.3. Structure of the paper

2. Sustainability in Supply Chain Management – Literature review.
2.1. Definitions of sustainability
2.2. Motives for sustainable conduct in business
2.3. Sustainability from supply chain perspective

3. The wind energy industry – Case study
3.1. Overview of global wind energy industry
3.2. Functionality of a wind turbine

4. Sustainability in the wind energy industry – Analysis
4.1. Benefits of wind energy
4.1.1. CO2-emissions reduction.
4.1.2. Stable energy prices and bigger autonomy in the long-run.
4.1.3. Decentralisation of energy production.
4.1.4. Advantages of new PMG technology over DFIG.
4.2. Negative aspects about wind energy
4.2.1. Rare earths mining
4.2.1.1. Definition of rare earths and their economic use
4.2.1.2. Supply of rare earths
4.2.1.3. Ecologic and social harm caused by mining in China
4.2.2. Increased need for backup capacity
4.2.3. Increased bird mortality due to wind parks
4.3. Assessment of sustainability performance
4.3.1. Economic sustainability
4.3.2. Social sustainability
4.3.3. Ecologic sustainability

5. Possible solutions to the REE dilemma
5.1. Reduced use of rare earths
5.2. Closed-loop supply chains for permanent magnets
5.3. Biomining of REE.

6. Summary and Conclusion.

Bibliography

Appendices
Appendix A – Anatomy of a DFIG wind turbine
Appendix B – Anatomy of a PMG wind turbine
Appendix C – Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Economic Sector
Appendix D – An overview of PMG and DFIG drive trains
Appendix E – Baotou’s Location in China Map

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Title
Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Wind Energy Industry
Subtitle
An assessment with special focus on rare earths as an input material to wind turbine manufacturing
College
University of Applied Sciences Münster  (Fachbereich Wirtschaft)
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2015
Pages
45
Catalog Number
V455543
ISBN (eBook)
9783668887459
ISBN (Book)
9783668887466
Language
English
Keywords
Sustainability, Rare earths, Wind energy, renewable, supply chain
Quote paper
Thomas Hillmann (Author), 2015, Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Wind Energy Industry, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/455543

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