Aurore Richel and Eric Haubruge
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech-Universite de Liege, Belgium
Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl
â�?�?Urban biorefiningâ�? is an original concept aiming at using urban wastes (household wastes, municipal wastes, industrial liquid and or solid residues and side-products etc) mainly of vegetal origin for the production of an array of biofuels and bio-products. This â�?�?urban bio-refiningâ�? concept fits particularly with the economic, geographic and politic contexts and constraints of the Walloon Region (south part of Belgium). Indeed, Walloon Region is a very small territory (area of about 6,504 sq mi) with a temperate climate. Supply feedstock mainly arising form forestry and agriculture are thus rather restricted, submitted to importation and subjected to non-standardized quality. Several examples of our regional strategy still available on an industrial scale are herein proposed and detailed.