Anaerobic digestion as a key technology for biomass valorization: contribution to the energy balance of biofuel chains

C.P. Pabon Pereira, M.A. Slingerland, J.B. van Lier, R. Rabbinge

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the role of anaerobic digestion (AD) within biomass chains. It does so by firstly contextualizing the topic, highlighting the main possibilities opening up for different chains given the intrinsic advantages of AD. Next, a typology of AD cascades is set out and the possibilities of each cascade outlined following cascade chain theory. A methodology is then introduced for assessing the contributing role of AD to the energy balance of biomass chains. Finally, the framework is applied to three biofuel chains in Colombia. The implications of different chain configurations are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Biogas Handbook: Science, Production and Applications
EditorsA. Wellinger, J. Murphy, D. Baxter
Pages166-188
Number of pages512
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Energy
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number52

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    Pabon Pereira, C. P., Slingerland, M. A., van Lier, J. B., & Rabbinge, R. (2013). Anaerobic digestion as a key technology for biomass valorization: contribution to the energy balance of biofuel chains. In A. Wellinger, J. Murphy, & D. Baxter (Eds.), The Biogas Handbook: Science, Production and Applications (pp. 166-188). (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy; No. 52). https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857097415.1.166