Fuels From Oranges Wastes: Recovery of Wastes from Juice Industry for the Production of Biopellets

P. Plescia, E. Tempesta, F. Trapasso & M. Reale
The reuse of agricultural waste mainly interests the regions of Southern Italy; in particular, Sicily produces 70% of national citrus (annually about 700,000 tonnes of citrus fruits), consequently many waste are generated from production and use of citrus fruits. More than 300,000 tonnes of waste derived from industrial use of citrus fruits end up in landfill sites with considerable problems of disposal, rising chain costs and leading to lower profit margins for the agriculture and...