Aristotle University Thessaloniki

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Specific Objective Sustainable Territories
Country Greece
Organization/ Entity Aristotle University Thessaloniki
First Name George
Last Name Perkoulidis
Address P.O. Box 483, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Phone 0030 2310994167
Project idea title Energy and material recovery through organic waste treatment
Specific problem to be addressed The national waste management plans in Greece do not include the anaerobic digestion processes for recovering energy and material from organic waste. In the proposed project, not only avoided emissions from organic waste through alternative waste treatment processes will be estimated but the costs for the system will be calculated as well.
Main project activities planned Registration in Geographic Information System (GIS) of existing digesters at municipal wastewater treatment plants that use excess capacity to co-digest or single-digest eligible organic waste streams, which also meet the definition of an Organic Waste Digestion (OWD) project. Registration in GIS of project developers, which may be agribusiness owners and operators, such as dairy or swine farmers, cheese producers, or food or agricultural processing plant operators, renewable power developers, municipalities, or waste management entities. Monitoring.
Expected outputs and results Organic waste diversion goals will be met in 2020 and penalties will not be imposed in the frame of proposed project. A road map for how GHG control and reduction from organic waste streams will be achieved to meet the Landfill Directive's diversion targets.
State you area of expertise/ interest Development, implementation and participation in research projects for improving urban solid waste management and environmental protection. Applications of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in collection, management, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste. Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki (AUT) involve research, teaching, public service, and consulting. GIS is the backbone of many applied and academic research projects.