Holistic Approach to Biowaste Management
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and disrupt further the nutrients’ cycle.
Providentially, recent innovations (biochemicals from biogas) and new refined products integration (biochar and compost) are calling for an increasingly diverse use of the biowaste. This allows to introduce a circular holistic approach where the various products from the different biowaste types complement each other. The overall added value generated grows throughout the different process steps. Energy production and biomaterials from biowaste do not compete any longer with nutrients recycle, but they are all the side-streams
of a circular path that is built entirely from sustainable process stages. The biowaste potential is totally recovered through the cascade concept since the specific treatment technologies are selected and tailored according to the biowaste characteristics. This new approach can maximize the biowaste potential and re-balance the nutrients cycle without compromising the GHG reduction. However, in order to succeed, this particular approach must be supported by proper governmental policy instruments that promote
sustainable solutions within the circular economy. Moreover, the parameters to measure sustainability of biowaste management must also be updated. The complexity of the problem cannot be addressed by a single, though important, criteria. Standards to measure the efficiency and sustainability of nutrients recycle must also be integrated with the GHG reduction.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jun 2018|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology - Hongcheon-Gun, Gangwon-do, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 10 Jun 2018 → 13 Jun 2018
|Conference||Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||10/06/2018 → 13/06/2018|