Trade-offs in the production and end-use of biochar and bio-oil from the solid waste generated from the olive oil industry in Australia

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Title Trade-offs in the production and end-use of biochar and bio-oil from the solid waste generated from the olive oil industry in Australia
Author El Hanandeh, Ali
Publication Title MODSIM2011 Proceedings. Sustaining our future: understanding and living with uncertainty
Editor Chan, F., Marinova, D. and Anderssen, R. S.
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand,
Abstract Abstract: The olive oil industry in Australia has been growing at a rapid rate over the past decade. This growth brings along with it new challenges. The solid waste, produced from the olive oil mills, is particularly difficult to manage. Pyrolysis is a process which may be employed to generate biochar, bio-oil and gas from biomass. The proportions and in fact the quality of the different products depend on the process parameters such as final temperature, heating rate, particle size and pyrolysis method. The change in the products quantities and qualities affect the potential revenue from the sale of these products as well as the potential environmental credits due to the altered use and or product properties. This paper investigates some of the economic and environmental trade-offs in the production and end-use of the biochar and bio-oil from the olive-oil solid waste in Australia. Special attention is paid to the impact of policies such as renewable energy targets, carbon tax and carbon sequestration credits on agricultural lands. Under the current government policies, the optimal utilisation of the pyrolysis products is limited due to the lack of incentives for the use of bio-char as a soil amendment on agricultural soils. Keywords: pyrolysis; olive husk; bio-oil; biochar; carbon sequestration; carbon tax
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2011/index.htm
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Modellling & Simulation Society of Australia & New Zealand. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author[s].
ISBN 978-0-9872143-0-0
Conference name 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM 2011)
Location Perth
Date From 2011-12-12
Date To 2011-12-16
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43551
Date Accessioned 2011-12-21; 2012-03-12T05:31:05Z
Date Available 2012-03-12T05:31:05Z
Research Centre Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Engineering Modelling
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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