Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a useful method for producing renewable energy/biofuel. Today, biogas production uses a large amount of energy crops (EC), with the effect of increasing AD costs and creating conflict between food/feed vs. energy use. A partial solution to this might be the substitution of EC with agricultural wastes, e.g. straw. Straw and corn stover are widely available in the world and approximately 1600 million Mg year− 1 of these substrates are available. Straw can be useful used for biogas production but its characteristics limit its performance so that sometimes the energetic balance can be negative. In this review, the limits for the conversion of this substrate into biogas were investigated and solutions/proposals for getting higher straw biogas production performance are reported. In addition, energetic balances for untreated and pre-treated substrates are reported, giving indicative evaluations of the sustainability of straw and corn stover use for biogas production.
Anaerobic digestion of straw and corn stover : the effect of biological process optimization and pre-treatment on total bio-methane yield and energy performance / S. Croce, Q. Wei, G. D'Imporzano, R. Dong, F. Adani. - In: BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES. - ISSN 0734-9750. - 34:8(2016), pp. 1289-1304.
|Titolo:||Anaerobic digestion of straw and corn stover : the effect of biological process optimization and pre-treatment on total bio-methane yield and energy performance|
ADANI, FABRIZIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Anaerobic digestion; Biomethane; Chemical pre-treatment; Corn stover; Energy balance; Physical pre-treatment; Process parameters; Straw; Biotechnology|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/13 - Chimica Agraria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biotechadv.2016.09.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|