Biomethanation potential of biological and other wastes

J.C. Costa, D.Z. Sousa, M.A. Pereira, A.J.M. Stams, M.M. Alves

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Anaerobic technology has been traditionally applied for the treatment of carbon rich wastewater and organic residues. Anaerobic processes can be fully integrated in the biobased economy concept for resource recovery. After a brief introduction about applications of anaerobic processes to industrial wastewater treatment, agriculture feedstock and organic fraction of municipal solid waste, the position of anaerobic processes in biorefinery concepts is presented. Integration of anaerobic digestion with these processes can help in the maximisation of the economic value of the biomass used, while reducing the waste streams produced and mitigating greenhouse gases emissions. Besides the integration of biogas in the existing full-scale bioethanol and biodiesel production processes, the potential applications of biogas in the second generation lignocellulosic, algae and syngasbased biorefinery platforms are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuel Technologies
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)9783642345180
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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