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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Photobioreactors within the framework of circular economy and poverty eradication: Bioenergy production in the Ecuador?Peru Border Integration zone.
Research Areas
  • Bioenergetics,
  • Agrarian economy
The principle of circular economy is reviewed and applied to recent advances in the development of photobioreactors for bioenergy application. The border between Ecuador and Peru is considered as a case study. A set of technologies for biogas and biodiesel production that can generate productive synergies involving sustainable processes and reuse of products has been identified. Net present value, estimation of CO2 equivalent emissions, multicriteria analysis and logistic models are applied in this study. This chapter mainly highlights the potential of laminar photobioreactor as a technological breakthrough in systemic bioenergy production. Challenges and opportunities of this promising technology in Latin America are also discussed. An example of the bioenergy production at the border between Ecuador and Peru illustrates how food production, waste management and bioenergy generation can interact and produce environmental, social and economic benefits that can contribute to poverty eradication.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Nova Science Publishers
Book title
In Tsang T.F. (Ed.): Photobioreactors: Advancements, Applications and Research.
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  • Autor: Cristhian Antonio Vega Quezada (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Blanco Fonseca (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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