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Life Cycle Analysis of the Bioethanol Production from Food Waste—A Review

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), 21027 Ispra, Italy
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Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, 15780 Athens, Greece
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Energies 2020, 13(19), 5206; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13195206
Received: 31 August 2020 / Revised: 25 September 2020 / Accepted: 29 September 2020 / Published: 6 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Latest Progress in Lignocellulosic Bioethanol Production)
Food Waste (FW) because of its composition is considered as an ideal feedstock for the production of biofuels and in particular bioethanol. The production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic materials has been studied over a long time. The process consists of the stages of pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation and product recovery. However, the legal framework regarding biofuels has established specific environmental criteria for their production which are regularly updated. The most common tool for the assessment of the environmental performance of a process or product is the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). In the present review, the results of LCA studies on the production of bioethanol from food waste are presented. Significant differences are observed among the studies in terms of the methodological choices made. Despite the high heterogeneity observed which does not allow a direct comparison among them, there is strong evidence that the production of bioethanol from food waste is an eco-friendly process which can substantially contribute to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions savings. View Full-Text
Keywords: biofuels; environmental impact; fermentation; sustainability; waste biofuels; environmental impact; fermentation; sustainability; waste
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