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Biogas Potential for Improved Sustainability in Guangzhou, China: A Study Focusing on Food Waste on Xiaoguwei Island
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Biogas Research Center.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6736-6125
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8323-881X
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8955-287X
School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China.
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2019 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As a result of rapid development in China and the growth of megacities, large amounts of organic wastes are generated within relatively small areas. Part of these wastes can be used to produce biogas, not only to reduce waste-related problems, but also to provide renewable energy, recycle nutrients, and lower greenhouse gases and air polluting emissions. This article is focused on the conditions for biogas solutions in Guangzhou. It is based on a transdisciplinary project that integrates several approaches, for example, literature studies and lab analysis of food waste to estimate the food waste potential, interviews to learn about the socio-technical context and conditions, and life-cycle assessment to investigate the performance of different waste management scenarios involving biogas production. Xiaoguwei Island, with a population of about 250,000 people, was chosen as the area of study. The results show that there are significant food waste potentials on the island, and that all studied scenarios could contribute to a net reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Several socio-technical barriers were identified, but it is expected that the forthcoming regulatory changes help to overcome some of them.

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MDPI, 2019. Vol. 11, no 6
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biogas, food waste, system study, biomethane potential, socio-technical study, megacities, China, Guangzhou city, Xiaoguwei Island
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Environmental Engineering Energy Systems Environmental Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-155110DOI: 10.3390/su11061556ISI: 000465613000051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-155110DiVA, id: diva2:1297140
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Funding agencies: Linkoping University-Guangzhou University Research Center on Urban Sustainable Development by Guangzhou City; Training Program for Excellent Young Teachers in Guangdong Universities [YQ2015125]

Available from: 2019-03-19 Created: 2019-03-19 Last updated: 2019-06-04Bibliographically approved

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