Food waste (FW) causes economic and environmental problems worldwide. Currently, most food waste is landfilled or incinerated for possible energy recovery. However, these methods have serious adverse effects on the environment. FW is nutritionally rich and offers a unique microbial feedstock for the production of numerous valuable bioproducts. The aim of this review is to investigate the technologies used to convert FW to forms of renewable energy such as biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen and methane. Life-cycle assessment is performed to examine and compare the environmental effects of various methods of FW conversion. Copyright © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore.
|Title of host publication||Recycling of solid waste for biofuels and bio-chemicals|
|Editors||Obulisamy Parthiba KARTHIKEYAN, Kirsten HEIMANN, Subramanian Senthilkannan MUTHU|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|ISBN (Print)||9789811001482, 9789811001505|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Waste Disposal Facilities
Life Cycle Stages
CitationDeng, W.-J. (2016). Turning food waste into biofuel. In O. P. Karthikeyan, K. Heimann, & S. S. Muthu (Eds.), Recycling of solid waste for biofuels and bio-chemicals (pp. 357-379). Singapore: Springer.
- Food waste