A Challenge in the Waste Sector: The Use of Organic Urban Waste for Biomethane Production

D. Rutz, R. Mergner, R. Janssen, U. Hoffstede, H. Hahn, KulišIć, B., R. Bosnjak, M. Kruhek, B. Ribic, SinčIč, D., M. Surowiec, M.A. Nogueira, F. Duarte, M. Do Céu Albuquerque, M. Martins, I. Dzene, M. Niklass, E. Meissner, K. Kalandyk & D. Zapora
The simultaneous energetic use of organic waste, such as municipal solid waste (MSW) and catering/food waste, and the creation of a closed nutrient cycle is one of the main advantages of anaerobic digestion (AD) biogas plants as they turn waste materials to “desirable” feedstock. When compared to other treatment opportunities of the organic fraction of MSW, AD has several advantages. In comparison to waste incineration plants, AD plants usually need lower investments and the distances...