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Handbook of Biofuels Production, 2nd Edition by James Clark, Karen Wilson, Carol Ki Lin, Rafael Luque

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Biofuel production from food wastes

S. Li1,  and X. Yang1,2     1South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China     2City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract

Increasing demand for diesel fuel and growing concerns over global warming and crude oil shortage have advanced the development of renewable alternative fuels with low greenhouse gas emissions. Finding new uses for waste has renewed interests for the solution to the constraints of a resource system. One third of food produced globally for human consumption is lost along the food supply chain, which is almost all currently landfilled or incinerated. However, food waste has a significant potential to be employed as a raw material for the production of biofuel through ...

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