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Potential of biogas production from biowaste in Kenya and its contribution to environmental sustainability

Charles Kyuti Nzila UGent (2011)
abstract
In the modern energy-demanding lifestyle there is an overwhelming need for exploring and exploiting new sources of energy which are renewable as well as eco-friendly. In Kenya, typical to many developing countries, various industrial waste streams and residual biomass that have a good potential to cater for the energy demand are available in plenty though rarely utilised efficiently. Bioconversion of selected residual waste streams for energy production is a promising option for exploiting the huge potential offered by the underutilised residues in the country as well as in many other developing countries. Biogas technology offers a very attractive route to valorise various categories of biowaste and offers multiple benefits to the users and community besides meeting the energy needs, resource conservation and environmental protection. However there are challenges in sustainable implementation of biogas technology. The topic of the dissertation has therefore covered investigation of the potential of biogas production from biowaste in Kenya and how it influences environmental sustainability. The evaluation of biowaste energy potential in Kenya and the development of a simple methodology to assess its sustainability are the main challenges covered in the dissertation. In addition, the presentation also incorporates an analysis of the potential contribution of biowaste-based biogas energy to environmental sustainability from an integrated industrial and domestic case study perspective.
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author
promoter
UGent and Henri Spanjers
organization
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
keyword
sustainability assessment, biowaste, Kenya, Biogas
pages
184 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen (A0.030)
defense date
2011-12-22 14:00
ISBN
9789059894914
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted material
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1971409
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1971409
date created
2011-12-21 13:11:57
date last changed
2011-12-22 09:56:14
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  abstract     = {In the modern energy-demanding lifestyle there is an overwhelming need for exploring and exploiting new sources of energy which are renewable as well as eco-friendly. In Kenya, typical to many developing countries, various industrial waste streams and residual biomass that have a good potential to cater for the energy demand are available in plenty though rarely utilised efficiently. Bioconversion of selected residual waste streams for energy production is a promising option for exploiting the huge potential offered by the underutilised residues in the country as well as in many other developing countries. Biogas technology offers a very attractive route to valorise various categories of biowaste and offers multiple benefits to the users and community besides meeting the energy needs, resource conservation and environmental protection. However there are challenges in sustainable implementation of biogas technology. The topic of the dissertation has therefore covered investigation of the potential of biogas production from biowaste in Kenya and how it influences environmental sustainability. The evaluation of biowaste energy potential in Kenya and the development of a simple methodology to assess its sustainability are the main challenges covered in the dissertation. In addition, the presentation also incorporates an analysis of the potential contribution of biowaste-based biogas energy to environmental sustainability from an integrated industrial and domestic case study perspective.},
  author       = {Nzila, Charles Kyuti},
  isbn         = {9789059894914},
  keyword      = {sustainability assessment,biowaste,Kenya,Biogas},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {184},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Potential of biogas production from biowaste in Kenya and its contribution to environmental sustainability},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Nzila, Charles Kyuti. 2011. “Potential of Biogas Production from Biowaste in Kenya and Its Contribution to Environmental Sustainability”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
APA
Nzila, C. K. (2011). Potential of biogas production from biowaste in Kenya and its contribution to environmental sustainability. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Nzila CK. Potential of biogas production from biowaste in Kenya and its contribution to environmental sustainability. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2011.
MLA
Nzila, Charles Kyuti. “Potential of Biogas Production from Biowaste in Kenya and Its Contribution to Environmental Sustainability.” 2011 : n. pag. Print.