On June 19 Gonzalo Blanca of ESCI-UPF had the opportunity to participate in the 9th International Congress of the ANQUE “Food and Drinks” held from June 17 to 20 in Murcia (Spain), presenting the Life Zero Cabin Waste Project.

This international congress offers researchers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss and exchange information on the latest scientific and technological advances in the field of food and beverages. This year the congress gathered around 40 international companies, public organisms, research centers and universities.

The congress included 7 thematic areas, among them the workshop entitled “Nexus water-energy-food: a life cycle thinking approach”, in which Gonzalo Blanca presented the session “Potential for energy recovery of organic catering waste from Aviation in Spain. The Life Zero Cabin Waste Project “. In this study, the main conclusion is drawn that if all the organic matter from the catering of flights in Spain followed a process of valorisation through biomethanization instead of dumping, it would be saving 0.67% of the annual Spanish carbon footprint, one of the changes that are intended to be promoted through the Life Zero Cabin Waste Project.

Part of the content of this article has been extracted from the publication of the Unesco Chair of Life Cycle and Climate Change of ESCI-UPF, here you can find the full story La Cátedra presenta sus investigaciones en el 9º Congreso de Química de la ANQUE.