Agro-industrial Byproducts and Waste Valorization: Towards sustainable bioenergy approaches

Dr. Zeina Hobaika Oman 2019 SpeakerThe Scientific Committee invited Dr. Zeina Hobaika from Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon to present her study about "Agro-industrial Byproducts and Waste Valorization: Towards sustainable bioenergy approaches" during the 4th ISANH Middle East Redox & Microbiota 2019 World Congress  which will be held in Muscat, Oman on March 4 - 6, 2019.

Summary of Talk:

"Nowadays, a large fraction of the world’s total energy demands is supported by non-renewable fossil resources which are not only limited in supply but also have adverse effects on the environment. Bioenergy is considered to be a highly promising alternative to fossil-derived energy in a future bio-based economy. Here, we discuss the waste to energy technologies, as part of a sustainable valorization of biomass resources. In this context, anaerobic digestion is one of the key elements in the current energy transition. In our research, we have focused on agro-industrial byproducts, especially Grape Pomace (GP), Spent Coffee Grounds (SCG) and Olive Pomace. Its conversion into methane is a promising approach addressing two issues: waste management and bioenergy recovery."

 

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