A new book has just been published by Elsevier, in which Jouni Havukainen from LUT (Finland) and Elina Dace are co-authors of Chapter 8 “Waste to energy and circular economy: the case of anaerobic digestion”. In the chapter, they describe various aspects of anaerobic digestion from feedstock to product and discuss the place of anaerobic digestion in a carbon-neutral circular biogenic material loop.
The book Sustainable and Circular Management of Resources and Waste Towards a Green Deal, edited by Majeti Prasad and Marzena Smol, highlights the importance of resource recovery, phosphorus management, climate action, clean energy transition, and a circular economy. The world is facing significant challenges, including climate disruption, environmental changes, pollution, and population explosion. Sustainable management of finite natural resources within the carrying capacity of the bio-geo-hydrosphere is the crux of transforming the global economy for a sustainable future. Moreover, keeping raw materials in circulation as long as possible and minimizing the amount of waste generated has grown in significance as a part of transitioning to a circular economy (CE) model.
Find out more about the book's contents here.
The contribution of Elina Dace to this book was supported by the ERDF project No.184.108.40.206/VIAA/3/19/528 “Decision Support Tool for an Integrated Food Waste Valorisation System (DeSTInation)”.