Life cycle analysis of biogas production from anaerobic digestion of palm oil mill effluent

Nur Izzah Hamna A. Aziz, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah

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This study aims to evaluate the cradle-to-gate life cycle environmental performance of biogas production by the anaerobic digestion (AD) of POME. The life cycle assessment (LCA) was performed using the ReCiPe 2016 method and SimaPro 8.5 software. This study emphasizes on global warming (GWP), land use change (LUC) and water consumption (WCP) due to their significant contributions. It was found that the total characterization factor for human health damage by WCP and GWP ranges from 2.49 × 10−8 to 3.36 × 10−3 DALY per m3 of consumption and 1.45 × 10−5 to 1.42 × 10−3 DALY per kg of emission, respectively. The total characterization factor for ecosystem damage by WCP, LUC, and GWP ranges from 6.76 × 10−15 to 2.04 × 10−5 PDF·m2·yr·m−3, 4.92 × 10−8 to 4.78 × 10−6 PDF·m2·yr·m−2, and 1.19 × 10−12 to 4.28 × 10−6 PDF·m2·yr·kg−1, respectively. It can be concluded that waste-derived biogas is a promising technology that can be used to meet the national goals for a sustainable renewable energy. This study can be a starting point to highlight the sustainability of biogas production for a proper waste management and energy recovery in Malaysia context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-857
Number of pages11
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

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Palm oil
Anaerobic digestion
Biogas
Life cycle
Effluents
Land use
Water
Global warming
Waste management
Ecosystems
Sustainable development
Health
Recovery

Keywords

  • Bioenergy
  • Environmental impact
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Oil palm
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainability

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Life cycle analysis of biogas production from anaerobic digestion of palm oil mill effluent. / Aziz, Nur Izzah Hamna A.; Mohd Hanafiah, Marlia.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 145, 01.01.2020, p. 847-857.

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