Bioenergy from waste for sustainable heat and power production

This research project is investigating ways to increase the bio methane potential of food waste through a combination of laboratory and desk based studies. The aim being to increase sustainable heat, power and biofertiliser production through anaerobic digestion.

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is a well-established process in the UK which provides energy from waste. It is estimated that over 650,000 tonnes of household food waste alone are generated in Scotland each year (WRAP 2010). By diverting food and other organic waste streams from landfill we can achieve Scotland’s zero waste plan.  Whilst already an expanding industry, the need to optimise bioenergy generation from household and othermore complex industrial food waste streams is still required.

Food waste mixture
Food waste mixture

Principal Investigator: 

Dr Efthalia Chatzisymeon, Prof Tina Düren (University of Bath), Dr Blanca Antizar Ladislao

Postgraduate Researchers: 

Research Institutes: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Themes: 

  • Environmental Engineering
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