From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies

This new book investigates how streams of organic waste and residues can be transformed into valuable products to foster a transition towards a sustainable and circular bioeconomy. The studies are carried out within a cross-diciplinary framework, drawing on a diverse set og theoretical approaches and defining different valorisation pathways. 

Organic waste streams from households and industry are becoming a valuable resource in today’s economies. Substances that have long represented a cost to companies and a burden for society are now becoming an asset. Waste products, such as leftover food, forest residues and animal carcasses, can be turned into valuable products such as biomaterials, biochemicals and biopharmaceuticals. Exploiting these waste resources is challenging, however. It requires that companies develop new technologies and that public authorities introduce new regulation and governance models.

This book helps policy-makers govern and regulate bio-based industries, and helps industry actors to identify and exploit new opportunities in the circular bioeconomy. Moreover, it provides important insights for all students and scholars concerned with renewable energy, sustainable development and climate change.

The book contains several chapters by TIK´s colleagues Markus, Julia, Nhat and Eili.

You can get an electronic copy for free at the publishing house here. 

Published Apr. 5, 2019 3:32 PM - Last modified Apr. 5, 2019 3:32 PM