Anaerobic digestion: a prime solution for water, energy and food nexus challenges

Show simple item record Haltas, Ismail Suckling, James Soutar, Iain Druckman, Angela Varga, Liz 2017-09-21T14:32:29Z 2017-09-21T14:32:29Z 2017-09-19
dc.identifier.citation Haltas I, Suckling J, Soutar I, Druckman A, Varga L, Anaerobic digestion: a prime solution for water, energy and food nexus challenges, Energy Procedia, Vol. 123, September 2017, pp. 22-29 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1876-6102
dc.description.abstract We solve the problem of identifying one or more optimal patterns of anaerobic digestion (AD) installation across the UK, by considering existing installations, the current feedstock potential and the project growth of the potential via population, demography and urbanization. We test several scenarios for the level of adoption of the AD operations in the community under varying amounts of feedstock supply, which may arise from change in food waste or energy crops generation via other policies and incentives. For the most resilient scales of solutions, we demonstrate for the UK the net energy production (bio-gas and electricity) from AD (and so the avoided emissions from grid energy), the mass of bio-waste processed (and avoided land-fill), and the quantum of digestate produced (as a proxy for avoided irrigation and fertilizer production). In order to simulate the AD innovation within WEF nexus we use agent based modelling (ABM) owing to its bottom-up approach and capability of modelling complex systems with relatively low level data and information. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
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dc.subject Nexus en_UK
dc.subject Water-energy-food en_UK
dc.subject Complexity en_UK
dc.subject Agent based model en_UK
dc.subject Case study en_UK
dc.subject Governance en_UK
dc.subject Technology en_UK
dc.title Anaerobic digestion: a prime solution for water, energy and food nexus challenges en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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