Research proposal: Evaluation of the importance of food waste use in energy production
Kuwait is one of the highest energy consuming countries in the world. According to Global Footprint Network, every person in Kuwait uses 22 times more energy and resources than the country can supply to every individual. This usage is due to highly subsidized electricity and extreme weather conditions (AlRashidi, 2010, p.320). A high level of energy consumption in the country is a crucial sign for the country to prepare itself in overcoming any electricity shortage that may be witnessed. With rapidly growing population and record of soaring energy consumption in the country, there is need to for the country to prepare itself for any form of electricity shortage. As an effort to improve the supply of electricity for the consumers, this research endeavors to provide an alternative source of energy. The paper will focus on the use of natural and readily available food wastes in all over the country to generate electricity. Landfills are full of food wastes, and this will provide a good source of raw materials for the project.
The high population of Kuwait is producing a lot of garbage while there is a need for low-cost power, which is inadequate in the country. Moreover, the garbage produced has adverse effects on the integrity of the environment. This paper proposes the use of food waste to generate electricity.
Kuwait has registered high consumption rate of electricity with the increasing population. Moreover, the increasing population in the country has caused an elevated level of food waste release that could cause environmental and health hazards (Tower, Wetzel & Lombard, 2006). This proposal seeks to evaluate the importance of using food waste in electricity generation. The project will solve some issues affecting the people and country at large. The project will evaluate the availability of food waste and its use in electricity generation and the results of the process in a bid to reduce garbage release. Garbage release is associated with various drawbacks such environment pollution and health problems living near the dumpsites. There has also been a case of an outbreak of fires on the landfills.
The focus of the project will be on domestic demand power demand, considering both susceptibility and adaptation opportunities. The domestic sector is preferred for analysis since it is currently the largest consumer of electricity and producer of most of the food wastes. The demand of electricity in domestic sector is expected to grow rapidly as the population grows and the demand rate remains the same as usual (AlRashidi, 2010, p.343). The local sector highly depends on national grid electricity supply.
The susceptibility of Kuwait’s domestic power demand and supply system is to be characterized as the extra expected amount for the metropolitan power supply that would be required due to the increasing population (Al Bakri & Kittaneh, 1998). Possible adaptation measures are assessed concerning their effectiveness in curbing future power demands
Provision for alternative sources is important since energy consumption in Kuwait has hit the highest in the past years. Demand for electricity has been increasing at more than 8 per cent yearly for the past few years (Jones, 1986, pp.69-81). Electricity shortages are rampant in summer; hence, there is need for an alternative source. For instance, the country has invested in solar sector as a means of long-term supply of cheap and renewable resource.
Kuwait produces more than 2 million tons of solid waste, which has become a problem in landfills. The country is small yet it has the highest number of landfills <
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