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.
|Numero di pagine||16|
|Rivista||RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITÀ|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Strategy and Management
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Orlando, S., Comparetti, A., Greco, C., Greco, C., Massimo, M. M., Kestutis, N., & Kestutis, V. (2019). Valorisation of urban green areas for producing renewable energy and biochar as growing substrate of Sicilian aromatic and nutraceutical species in a circular economy. RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITÀ, 299-314.