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  • We needed a way to validate the road map as a workable and valuable process. In order to do this, we choose a product that for which there is publicly available information, yet which is still in an early stage of development. To actually get the work done, we engaged a group of students and their advisors to evaluate these processes using a part of the newly developed SD roadmap.

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  • CSTP Sustainability Guide: A Process for Sustainable Decision Making November 10, 2009 CSTP Exchange .
  • Acknowledgments
      • Air Products & Chemicals, Inc
      • BASF
      • Cytec Industries.
      • Dow
      • FMC
      • Honeywell
      • Shell Chemical
    • Golder Associates/Bridges to Sustainability
    • AIChE/IfS
    • Engineering students & faculty @ Lafayette College
  • How is your Company’s Sustainability Performance Enhanced?
        • Via the value chain?
        • By corporate decision making?
        • By job function?
        • The CSTP Sustainability Guide
        • A Process for Sustainable Decision Making
  • Background
    • Project: EPA Grant 2005: Case Studies of Industry Decision Support tools for Sustainability
    • Identified gaps & challenges
      • Great tools, not widely used
      • Need for better integration of sustainability into business processes
      • Understand context of management and technology decisions along value chain
        • Understand key decision points, relevant Sustainability considerations, and key functional areas/decision makers involved
      • Need to understand the broader set of tools, approaches, and other resources to help integrate Sustainability into the organization
  • Guide Summary Table
    • 192 Key Sustainability Questions
    • Where to ask them during process and product development
    • Who should be included in developing the “answers?”
    • Integrates business and material life-cycle stages
    • Considers key sustainability criteria early in development and in all stages
    • Identifies sustainability considerations by value chain stages and throughout corporate organizational functions
    • Identifies who, what, when: corporate functions, decision maker; considerations and evaluation criteria; making decisions
    • Potential to rank how well sustainability considerations are addressed at each stage
    Sustainability Guide Upstream Input Production Distribution Industrial Customer Use Consumer Use End-of-Life Business Strategy Product & Process Development
  • Guide Structure & Organization
    • Composite Checklist –
      • Questions to guide sustainability consideration at each value-chain stage
    • Summary Table –
      • Form to record answers, action plans, responsible parties, status and documentation
    • Scoring Framework
      • Highlight issues and opportunities, updated at each stage
    Main Page: Overview Key corporate functions & resources
  • Elements of the Guide Value Chain Stages Corporate Functions Corporate functions to involve or consult at each value chain stage. Sustainability considerations
  • Engaging Key Corporate Functions
    • Value Chain Axis
    • Business Strategy Development
    • Upstream Input
    • R&D
      • Idea Generation
      • Concept
      • Scoping
      • Definition
      • Development
      • Scale up
      • Commercialization
    • Production
    • Distribution
    • Industrial Consumer Use
    • Customer Use
    • End of life
      • Facility
      • Molecule
    Value Chain Stages Corporate Functions Corporate functions to involve or consult at each value chain stage Sustainability considerations
  • Engaging Key Corporate Functions
    • Corporate Functions Axis
    • ( each box represents a different corporate function that is critical to driving sustainability in the organization)
    • Executive Management
    • Financial
    • Business Management
    • R&D
    • EHS
    • Engineering
    • Manufacturing / Operations
    • Logistics / Supply Chain
    • Sales
    • Customer Technical Service/Support
    • Marketing
    • Communications
    • Public Relations
    • Human Resources
    • Legal
    • Information Technology & Management
    Value Chain Stages Corporate Functions Corporate functions to involve or consult at each value chain stage Sustainability considerations
  • Sustainability Considerations Resource Use Environmental Impact Health & Safety Societal Impact Economic Impact Environmental Social Econ. Business Perspective Energy use, material intensity, water use, land use GHG emissions, air emissions, solid waste, (pollutant effects) Toxic reduction, hazards, process safety Workers’ well-being, local community impacts/QOL, global societal impacts/contributions Financials along value-chain (corporate, customers, …) Management Business Strategy Internal process, value-chain partnership, stakeholder engagement Alignment with business strategy, core values & competencies, market & regulatory drivers
  • Sustainability Considerations Checklist along the Value Chain Sustainability Considerations Specific questions, applied and modified along the value chain whenever appropriate Value Chain Axis
  • Upstream Input Questions
    • Can feedstock price, availability and access be maintained over the long-term?
    • Would customer/stakeholder concerns affect the future use of the feedstock
    • Are there current or expected future regulatory drivers that may affect steady supply of feedstock?
  • Summary Table 
      • Form to record answers, action plans, responsible parties, status and documentation
    … Logistics Investigate rail options, use of biodiesel for trucks Willow emits less GHG than corn, but distribution emissions remain significant Would the new product or process reduce GHG emissions over the entire lifecycle? Priority/ Status Investigate flexibility for multiple feedstock Action Items R&D Responsible Parties … Willow is more energy efficient than corn, but not necessarily the most energy efficient. How energy intensive is the feedstock?  Which feedstock materials is the most energy intensive and are there energy-efficient alternatives? … Willow shows very little fluctuation in price & availability Can feedstock price, availability, and access be maintained over the long-term? Sources & Documentation Summary of Findings Question
  • Scoring Framework Idea Genera-tion Concept Scoping Defini-tion Develop-ment Scale-Up Com-mercial-ization
  • Case Study Background: Assessing a Biofuel Project Dr. Javad Tavakoli & Dr. David Taschler Advisors Lafayette College
  • Process of Evaluation Our Hypothetical Company
      • Information
        • Located in upstate New York
        • Purchases corn primarily from mid-western states
        • Has onsite corn ethanol refinery
        • Grows willow biomass onsite
        • Has onsite willow ethanol refinery
      • Focus of study:
        • Not to consider the most sustainable industry possible
        • Developing a plausible vantage point to make comparisons between corn and willow ethanol
  • Test Case: Biofuels Plant
      • Established process for biofuel from publicly available information
      • Answered Guide questions based on internet sources & personal/professional opinion/insights
      • Used publicly available information on willow and corn-derived feedstocks
      • Focused on issues with sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Upstream Input Questions
    • Can feedstock price, availability and access be maintained over the long-term?
    • Would customer/stakeholder concerns affect the future use of the feedstock
    • Are there current or expected future regulatory drivers that may affect steady supply of feedstock?
    • Can feedstock price, availability and access be maintained over the long-term?
    • Corn derived feedstock
      • Corn Feedstock expected to continue to see dramatic increase in demand resulting in increase in price .
      • New technology in feedstocks may cause drop in demand and price .
    Guide Questions Long-term viability of corn feedstock not likely to be maintained
    • Willow
      • Demand for low-value timber, willow, has dramatically decreased in New York state recently
      • Current growth rate exceeds removal by 317%. (Bower, 2007)‏
      • Production potential of 188 million dry tons of willow in NYS by 2008
      • Long term market should be stable (Bower, 2007)‏
    Willow feedstock shows very little fluctuation in price or availability
    • How energy intensive is the feedstock?  Which feedstock materials is the most energy intensive and are there energy-efficient alternatives?
    Guide Questions
      • Willow is more energy efficient than corn, but not necessarily the most energy efficient option.
    Willow feedstock has less GHG emissions compared to corn, but sequestration depends on farming conditions and GHG emissions in other life-cycle stages remain significant Would the new product or process reduce GHG emissions over the entire lifecycle?
  • Example  … Logistics Investigate rail options, use of biodiesel for trucks Willow emits less GHG than corn, but distribution emissions remain significant Would the new product or process reduce GHG emissions over the entire lifecycle? Priority/ Status Investigate flexibility for multiple feedstock Action Items R&D Responsible Parties … Willow is more energy efficient than corn, but not necessarily the most energy efficient. How energy intensive is the feedstock?  Which feedstock materials is the most energy intensive and are there energy-efficient alternatives? … Willow shows very little fluctuation in price & availability Can feedstock price, availability, and access be maintained over the long-term? Sources & Documentation Summary of Findings Question
  • Scoring Framework Product & Process Development
  • Summary
    • Sustainability Guide identifies key sustainability questions and criteria in a gated process/product development scheme
    • Use of Guide increases the level of discourse on sustainability issues in a short time period
    • Guide offers a holistic framework for consideration of progress down the path towards sustainability
    • Publication: 4 th qtr 09 Contact [email_address]
  • Thank you! Questions?