ISWA Study Tour on Source Separation of Food Waste and Biogas Production
Food waste and the treatment thereof is a matter that has gained an increased amount of attention the last years. Both politicians and media (and thereby the public) has put a focus on the amount of food that is thrown away each year and the environmental impact of the food waste. National policies and legislation are being developed to reduce the amount of food waste as well as to push the food waste that is generated higher up in the waste hierarchy. As such, questions about separate collection, biogas and the possibility to utilize both the produced gas and the resulting digestate are important aspects of a well-functioning waste management system.
The study tour on source separation of bio waste and biogas production will provide the participants with knowledge on different possibilities when it comes to source separation and collection of food waste. On the subject of biogas production there will be information on aspects such as pretreatment, process and use of the products (biogas as vehicle fuel and digestate as fertilizer).
The participants will also be updated on new technologies and research within the pretreatment area, pretreatment of packaging waste, collection of food waste, pros and cons with the different collection systems, how to measure and handle methane emissions, success stories of quality assurance system for digestate (95 % of the digestate in Sweden is used as fertilizer) and the use of biogas as vehicle fuel.
The tour itself will be a mix of technical visits and lectures given by operators, suppliers, research institutes and experts within ISWA. The technical visits will demonstrate both the source separation and the biogas production, including pretreatment and upgrading to vehicle fuel. In total 6-7 plants for biogas production or pretreatment of food waste will be visited during the tour.
All accommodations (Monday-Friday) and meals are included in the registration fee!
Last day to register is April 12.
The tour is organised by ISWA, Avfall Sverige - Swedish Waste Management and SP Technical research institute of Sweden.
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20 May 2013 - 24 May 2013
Contact Person: Kim Winternitz