Power up a thousand lightbulbs with your leftover 剩食亮千燈

Though transforming food waste into biogas is not any new discovery, it is still encouraging to see Asian students taking the lead to combat campus food waste at the same time generating green energy for lighting up the school.

Apart from IIM-Bengaluru graduates Sreekrishna Sankar and Mainak Chakraborty implementing it in 2015, now the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) campus in Bangkok also developed their own food digester to turn campus leftovers into electricity which is enough to power 1,000 15W LED light bulbs for 12 hours.

They started by collecting the food waste from the central AIT cafeteria, then transporting them to the project site to process. The advance development in this project is the incorporation of a centralized monitoring system which can send real-time data to a central monitoring authority. This can help to monitor the temperature, acidity and oxidation-reduction potential of the plant along with the quality of biogas from a PC anytime, anywhere.

In the future, they are looking for to be adopted on a larger scale, community-based biogas plants serving university campuses, hospitals, and the communities with linked to the Internet of Things.

Source:

Asian Institute of Technology

Bangkok Post

 

雖然化剩食為生物氣體並不是什麼新發現,但由亞洲學生主導以對抗校園剩食為目標的發電計劃,仍令人感到鼓舞。

最近位於曼谷的亞洲理工學院校園亦有團體發明了他們的剩食回收處理機,把剩食轉為電力,可連續 12 小時點量一千個15瓦耗電的 LED燈泡。

他們首先於學校的食堂收集剩食再運輸到項目點進行處理。今次項目加入了一套中央監控系統,可以實時傳送數據至中央監控中心。以監察溫度、酸度及氧化等的變化,任何時間、任何一部電腦也可監察製成的生物氣體的品質及製作過程。

未來更會善用物聯網技術(IoT)為大學校園、醫院、社區,去建構更龐大的社區生物氣體工場,滿足更大需求。

資料來源 :

亞洲理工學院

曼谷郵報

為食 eLearning – FAO新推「全球糧食損失及糧食浪費分析 」課程

由聯合國糧食及農業組織(FAO)、國際農業發展基金(IFAD)及世界糧食計劃署(WFP)聯合 策劃的 全球「糧食損失及糧食浪費分析」的電子學習課程,剛於6月26日發表,現已上載至 FAO網站供免費下載或瀏覽。

這個綜合eLearning (電子學習)課程分別為 糧食損失及浪費的原因、食物供應鏈中最關鍵的損失點等定下計算方法基礎,從而為減少未來糧食損失及浪費建議解決方案。課程歡迎為有志於設計、組織、協調和從事糧食物損失及浪費分析的專業人員 ,特別是擔任規劃的官員和技術顧問參考學習。


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are jointly launching the e-learning course on Food Loss Analysis.

This free e-learning course sets the basis for a method for identifying the causes of food loss and the critical loss points in a food supply chain, so as to recommend feasible solutions to reduce food losses. This course is targeted towards professionals who want to design, organize, coordinate and implement a food loss analysis – in particular field level programme officers and technical advisors. 

課程詳情Programme Details:按此Click Here 

資料提供Source of Information: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)