Title

Sustainable Waste Reutilization in Achieving Closed-Loop Economy and Mitigating Climate Change in New Jersey

Presenter Information

Serpil Guran, Rutgers University

Start Date

16-10-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

16-10-2018 5:00 PM

Abstract

As urbanization increases, global solid-waste generation is accelerating and it is estimated that a city resident generates twice as much waste as their rural counterpart of the same affluence. If we account for the fact that urban citizens are usually richer, they generate four times as much. Sustainable waste reutilization is very important especially when it comes to organic waste. Especially, organic waste reutilization and generating energy (power & heat) and recovering nutrients to be used for agriculture is considered as one of the important pathways for mitigating climate change and creating closed-loop economy.

Biography

Serpil Guran is the Director of Rutgers EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovation Center”. She also manages the RutgersX EcoIgnite: Clean Technology Proof of Concept Center and Accelerator” program. In addition to managing of the EcoComplex , she provides vision and leadership in establishing the EcoComplex as a center for the commercialization of innovative clean technologies. Her teaching includes “Sustainability Decision tools”, “Introduction to Bioenergy technologies” and “Critical Thinking in the Case of Learning Food- Energy- Water- Nexus”. Dr. Guran is trained on thermochemical conversion (pyrolysis and gasification) of biomass and waste materials for production of fuels and chemicals and she specializes in research, development and assessment of sustainable biofuel and recycling technologies, and life cycle analysis of clean energy systems alternative fuel production systems. Currently, she is working on Food-Energy-Water Nexus and Waste synergy by promoting integration of organic waste into development of closed-loop bio-economy.

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Sustainable Waste Reutilization in Achieving Closed-Loop Economy and Mitigating Climate Change in New Jersey

As urbanization increases, global solid-waste generation is accelerating and it is estimated that a city resident generates twice as much waste as their rural counterpart of the same affluence. If we account for the fact that urban citizens are usually richer, they generate four times as much. Sustainable waste reutilization is very important especially when it comes to organic waste. Especially, organic waste reutilization and generating energy (power & heat) and recovering nutrients to be used for agriculture is considered as one of the important pathways for mitigating climate change and creating closed-loop economy.