Valorizing nutrients from palm oil mill effluent (Pome) digestate

Juliën Voogt, Wolter Elbersen, Koen Meesters, Stefan Blankenborg, Hans Langeveld, Foluke Quist-Wessel

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Abstract

Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) is considered a problematic waste, causing pollution problems: greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution with organic material, and nutrient pollution. POME is well suited for treatment in digestion tanks, generating methane for energy production. A technology screening showed membrane technology as the most promising technology for further processing of POME digestate into a mineral concentrate and high quality water. However, a techno-economic evaluation showed that the estimated costs related to further processing of POME digestate are currently higher than the potential savings. Options for cost reduction of the membrane technology and of the handling of the mineral concentrate should be explored. In an optimistic scenario the potential savings exceed the costs. If the concept is further developed, processing of POME digestate can contribute to the economic viability of digestion systems and to reducing the environmental impact of palm oil mills.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
Place of PublicationFlorence
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Pages72-76
ISBN (Print)9788889407189
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 May 201818 May 2018

Publication series

NameEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
ISSN (Print)2282-5819

Conference

Conference26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Abbreviated titleEUBCE 2018
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period14/05/1818/05/18

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Minerals
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Keywords

  • Circular economy
  • Digestate
  • Economics
  • Palm oil
  • Recycling
  • Technology

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Voogt, J., Elbersen, W., Meesters, K., Blankenborg, S., Langeveld, H., & Quist-Wessel, F. (2018). Valorizing nutrients from palm oil mill effluent (Pome) digestate. In 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings (pp. 72-76). (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings). Florence: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies. https://doi.org/10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-1BO.1.4
Voogt, Juliën ; Elbersen, Wolter ; Meesters, Koen ; Blankenborg, Stefan ; Langeveld, Hans ; Quist-Wessel, Foluke. / Valorizing nutrients from palm oil mill effluent (Pome) digestate. 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. Florence : ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, 2018. pp. 72-76 (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings).
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Voogt, J, Elbersen, W, Meesters, K, Blankenborg, S, Langeveld, H & Quist-Wessel, F 2018, Valorizing nutrients from palm oil mill effluent (Pome) digestate. in 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Florence, pp. 72-76, 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14/05/18. https://doi.org/10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-1BO.1.4

Valorizing nutrients from palm oil mill effluent (Pome) digestate. / Voogt, Juliën; Elbersen, Wolter; Meesters, Koen; Blankenborg, Stefan; Langeveld, Hans; Quist-Wessel, Foluke.

26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. Florence : ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, 2018. p. 72-76 (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings).

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Voogt J, Elbersen W, Meesters K, Blankenborg S, Langeveld H, Quist-Wessel F. Valorizing nutrients from palm oil mill effluent (Pome) digestate. In 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. Florence: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies. 2018. p. 72-76. (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-1BO.1.4