SITI, POLITECNICO DI TORINO, EGEA
AFRELiH Project is devoted to demonstrating how byproducts and wastes from agriculture (farming, harvesting and transformation processes) and livestocks can be considered as reliable and valuable energy sources to be transformed into bioenergy carriers, like syngas and in particular biomethane.
The efficient energy conversion of syngas into electricity and low-grade heat, makes it possible to satisfy the energy requirements in the rural and/or urban settlements, whereas biomethane can be suitable employed in no-oil based transportation. Tailored scenarios will be conceived on territorial basis, in which the generated energy carriers are tuned to meet local requirements, choosing properly the suitable level of technological innovation. Food-based Sustainable Energy Supply chains (FOSES) can therefore be seen as catalysts of technological, organization and management processes that enable innovative business models oriented to value creation.