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The environmental impact of valorising agricultural by-products

Code: 9781838798772
Jerke de Vries and Rik Eweg, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Chapter synopsis: Agricultural by-products, that is primary residue, industrial by-products and animal manure, are an important source of nutrients and carbon for maintaining soil quality and crop production but can also be valorised through treatment pathways such as fermentation, incineration or a combination of these called bio-refinery. Here, we provide an overview of opportunity to reduce environmental impact of valorising agricultural by-products. We estimate the available by-products in Northwestern Europe as a case study and the maximum and realistic greenhouse gas reduction potentials. Availability, collectability, the original use and environmental impact including land use changes, soil carbon sequestration and pollution swapping are discussed as critical factors when valorising agricultural by-products.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2018.0044.16
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Main treatment pathways for valorising agricultural by-products 3 Availability and collectability of by-products 4 Environmental impact of valorising by-products 5 Future opportunities and perspectives 6 Summary and conclusion 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

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