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Dried food waste as alternative fuel for cement industry

October 13, 2021

In Greece household fermentable waste (HFW) is usually disposed as part of mixed waste in landfills, the least sustainable option. The HORIZON 2020 project Waste4think developed an alternative approach to deal with the masses of food waste produced each day. Within this project source separated HFW is taken to a drying and shredding plant that is located in the municipality where it ist turned into a high quality biomass product called FORBI. Researchers around Konstantina Papadopoulou from the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens looked at the use of FORBI as an alternative to coal fuel for the cement industry using life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) tools.

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