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Biogas potential of wastes and by-products of the alcoholic beverage production industries in the Spanish region of cantabria

Abstract: The industry of alcoholic beverage production has been, historically, both an important economic engine and a source of wastes and pollution (due to the production processes by themselves and to the energy requirements) in a number of countries. In the small region of Cantabria, in northern Spain, the production of alcoholic beverages as an economic sector has been growing in importance in recent years. Thus, there is a new flow of waste for which specific management plans have yet to be developed. The result is an increase in the total amount of urban waste to be disposed. Anaerobic digestion can be a suitable in-situ solution for the treatment of the generated wastes providing a source of renewable energy which can be a supply for the processes in these industries, reducing the emission of greenhouse gases associated to the use of fossil fuels, all of this benefitting both environment and economy. In this work the authors present the information gathered about waste generation and the biomethanogenic potential of the most important wastes generated in the industries. As a result, specific strategies could be designed for the industrial sector in the region, of which other small agro-industries can benefit

 Fuente: Applied Sciences, 2020, 10(21), 7481

 Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 01/11/2020

 Nº de páginas: 15

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/app10217481

 ISSN: 2076-3417