Growing quantities of food waste globally are causing increasing concern and calls for decisive action to alleviate their adverse environmental and socioeconomic repercussions. The overall objective of this chapter is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of presently accessible thermochemical transformation techniques (incineration, combustion, cocombustion, pyrolysis, gasification, and hydrothermal carbonization), which could be used to show that a wide spectrum of food waste in an embedded plant can be sustainably managed for bioenergy. Furthermore, from a multidisciplinary point of view, potential guidelines for more efficient use of food waste for sustainable energy production are proposed.
|Title of host publication||Food Waste to Valuable Resources|
|Subtitle of host publication||Applications and Management|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Apr 2020|