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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d5.0146

From Sustainability-as-usual to Sustainability Excellence in Local Bioenergy Business

Heli Kasurinen ; Sustainability Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
Ville Uusitalo ; Sustainability Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
Sanni Väisänen ; Sustainability Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
Risto Soukka ; Sustainability Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
Jouni Havukainen ; Sustainability Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland

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APA 6th Edition
Kasurinen, H., Uusitalo, V., Väisänen, S., Soukka, R. & Havukainen, J. (2017). From Sustainability-as-usual to Sustainability Excellence in Local Bioenergy Business. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 5 (2), 240-272. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d5.0146
MLA 8th Edition
Kasurinen, Heli, et al. "From Sustainability-as-usual to Sustainability Excellence in Local Bioenergy Business." Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, vol. 5, no. 2, 2017, pp. 240-272. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d5.0146. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kasurinen, Heli, Ville Uusitalo, Sanni Väisänen, Risto Soukka and Jouni Havukainen. "From Sustainability-as-usual to Sustainability Excellence in Local Bioenergy Business." Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems 5, no. 2 (2017): 240-272. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d5.0146
Harvard
Kasurinen, H., et al. (2017). 'From Sustainability-as-usual to Sustainability Excellence in Local Bioenergy Business', Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 5(2), pp. 240-272. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d5.0146
Vancouver
Kasurinen H, Uusitalo V, Väisänen S, Soukka R, Havukainen J. From Sustainability-as-usual to Sustainability Excellence in Local Bioenergy Business. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2021 September 25];5(2):240-272. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d5.0146
IEEE
H. Kasurinen, V. Uusitalo, S. Väisänen, R. Soukka and J. Havukainen, "From Sustainability-as-usual to Sustainability Excellence in Local Bioenergy Business", Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, vol.5, no. 2, pp. 240-272, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d5.0146

Abstracts
Bioenergy business operators can significantly contribute to the sustainability of bioenergy systems. While research has addressed the maturity of corporate responsibility for sustainability, the maturity levels of bioenergy business have not been determined. The objectives of this research were to characterise the maturity levels of bioenergy corporate responsibility for sustainability and outline an approach by which companies can operate at the most mature sustainability excellence level. Literature, three workshops attended by bioenergy experts and a case study on biobutanol production in
Brazil were used to develop the maturity model and approach. The results characterise the profitability, acceptability, and sustainability orientation maturity levels through sustainability questions and methods, and list the components of a systemic, holistic approach. Although the shift of business mindset from sustainability-as-usual to
sustainability excellence is challenging, a systemic approach is necessary to broadly identify sustainability questions and a multitude of methods by which they can be answered.

Keywords
Sustainability; Bioenergy; Biofuel; Biobutanol; System analysis; Life cycle

Hrčak ID: 181503

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/181503

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