Sustainable use of biomass waste flows in Flanders

D.A.M. Inghels, W.E.H. Dullaert, B. Verbist, R. Heuts

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In the 2008 submission for the Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen (Inghels & Dullaert, 2008), the waste management policy in Flanders was discussed and a conceptual model was presented to study the dynamic effects of the Flemish waste management policy on prevention, re-use and recycling. The current paper presents an extension of this System Dynamics model of the household waste policy in Flanders. It is extended with the main biomass flows of industrial waste in Flanders. This biomass waste can be used as secondary raw material like e.g. compost or as source for energy valorisation. The System Dynamics approach can assist in understanding the dynamic relationships that are related to the production and use the organic-biological waste in Flanders. This paper presents preliminary results of a SBO pre-trajectory project called BIOMase. BIOMase focuses on optimising the biomass supply and demand for sustainable conversion to energy and secondary raw material from an ecological, economical and social point of view.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVervoerslogistieke Werkdagen
EditorsF.J.A. Witlox, W. Ploos van Amstel
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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