Valorisation of urban green areas for producing renewable energy and biochar as growing substrate of Sicilian aromatic and nutraceutical species in a circular economy

Santo Orlando, Antonio Comparetti, Carlo Greco, Carlo Greco, Mammano Michele Massimo, Navickas Kestutis, Venslauskas Kestutis

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Abstract

This work is aimed at evaluating the possible building up of a gasifier for the energyvalorisation of residual biomass deriving from urban areas and their surroundings.The area and the volumes of supply and economic convenience have been determinedby implementing a GIS-based geographic method to the localisation andquantification of non-uniform elements of plant biomass. The pyrolysis and gasificationprocesses of the lignocellulosic biomass obtained from pruning and maintenanceoperations of the urban and ornamental green include the production of a residualamount of biochar. The biochar can be used in agriculture as a soil improverand a substrate alternative to peat in the sustainable production of Sicilian aromaticand nutraceutical species grown in pots within a circular economy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)299-314
Numero di pagine16
RivistaRIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITÀ
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Development
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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