Bioenergy: Regional analysis for integral use of agricultural industry waste
Mario Molina Center
In Mexico, the agricultural industry is of great importance and magnitude for the country. It generates significant amounts of waste; some of which is used or treated, while other is simply discarded. It is significant to prevent and minimize its production and to exploit its value whenever possible. The first objective of this work was to locate geographically and by sector the main agricultural industries. The second was to elaborate an inventory which contains the type and the amount of waste each industry generates with the intention of finding opportunities for its use and to mitigate its impacts. The industries that were analyzed were: beer, milk and derivatives, canning of fruits and vegetables, processing and packaging of meat and seafood, sugar, tequila, oils, flour and coffee. Furthermore, we studied the state of the art for technology used for evaluating and treating agro-industrial waste in Mexico and also around the world; it describes the available techniques and examples of successful cases. The document also contains national and international legislation which apply in this field.
MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT