Agricultural waste is a huge pool of untapped biomass resources that may even represent economic and environmental burdens. They can be converted into bioenergy and bio-based products by cascading conversion processes, within circular economy, and should be considered residual resources. Major challenges are discussed from a transdisciplinary perspective, focused on Europe situation. Environmental and economic consequences of agricultural residue management chains are difficult to assess due to their complexity, seasonality and regionality. Designing multi-criteria decision support tools, applicable at an early-stage of research, is discussed. Improvement of Anaerobic Digestion (AD), one of the most mature conversion technologies, is discussed from a technological point of view and waste feedstock geographical and seasonal variations. Using agricultural residual resources for producing high-value chemicals is a considerable challenge analysed here, taking into account innovative eco-efficient and cost-effective cascading conversion processes (bio-refinery concept). Moreover, the promotion of agricultural residues-based business is discussed through industrial ecology, to promote synergy, on a local basis, between different agricultural and industrial value chains. Finally, to facilitate a holistic approach and optimise materials and knowledge flows management, the connection of stakeholders is discussed to promote cross-sectorial collaboration and resource exchange at appropriate geographic scales.

A research challenge vision regarding management of agricultural waste in a circular bio-based economy / Gontard, Nathalie*; Sonesson, Ulf; Birkved, Morten; Majone, Mauro; Bolzonella, David; Celli, Annamaria; Angellier-Coussy, Hélène; Jang, Guang-Way; Verniquet, Anne; Broeze, Jan; Schaer, Burkhard; Batista, Ana Paula; Sebok, András. - In: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1064-3389. - STAMPA. - 48:6(2018), pp. 614-654. [10.1080/10643389.2018.1471957]

A research challenge vision regarding management of agricultural waste in a circular bio-based economy

Celli, Annamaria;
2018

Abstract

Agricultural waste is a huge pool of untapped biomass resources that may even represent economic and environmental burdens. They can be converted into bioenergy and bio-based products by cascading conversion processes, within circular economy, and should be considered residual resources. Major challenges are discussed from a transdisciplinary perspective, focused on Europe situation. Environmental and economic consequences of agricultural residue management chains are difficult to assess due to their complexity, seasonality and regionality. Designing multi-criteria decision support tools, applicable at an early-stage of research, is discussed. Improvement of Anaerobic Digestion (AD), one of the most mature conversion technologies, is discussed from a technological point of view and waste feedstock geographical and seasonal variations. Using agricultural residual resources for producing high-value chemicals is a considerable challenge analysed here, taking into account innovative eco-efficient and cost-effective cascading conversion processes (bio-refinery concept). Moreover, the promotion of agricultural residues-based business is discussed through industrial ecology, to promote synergy, on a local basis, between different agricultural and industrial value chains. Finally, to facilitate a holistic approach and optimise materials and knowledge flows management, the connection of stakeholders is discussed to promote cross-sectorial collaboration and resource exchange at appropriate geographic scales.
2018
A research challenge vision regarding management of agricultural waste in a circular bio-based economy / Gontard, Nathalie*; Sonesson, Ulf; Birkved, Morten; Majone, Mauro; Bolzonella, David; Celli, Annamaria; Angellier-Coussy, Hélène; Jang, Guang-Way; Verniquet, Anne; Broeze, Jan; Schaer, Burkhard; Batista, Ana Paula; Sebok, András. - In: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1064-3389. - STAMPA. - 48:6(2018), pp. 614-654. [10.1080/10643389.2018.1471957]
Gontard, Nathalie*; Sonesson, Ulf; Birkved, Morten; Majone, Mauro; Bolzonella, David; Celli, Annamaria; Angellier-Coussy, Hélène; Jang, Guang-Way; Verniquet, Anne; Broeze, Jan; Schaer, Burkhard; Batista, Ana Paula; Sebok, András
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