Bioenergy Potential from Food Waste in California

Corinne Scown

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Corinne is a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Director of Technoeconomic Analysis at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, and Deputy Group Leader of the Sustainable Energy Systems Group. She did her bachelors at Carnegie Mellon in Civil Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy and received her PhD in Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley. Corinne's expertise is in LCA and scenario analysis, and she has been primarily applying those methods to bioenergy production during her career at LBL. 


Food waste makes up approximately 15% of municipal solid waste generated in the United States, and 95% is ultimately landfilled. Its bioavailable carbon and nutrient content makes it a major contributor to landfill methane... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Hanna Breunig (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  2. Ling Jin (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  3. Alastair Robinson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  4. Corinne Scown (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Topic Areas

• Industrial symbiosis and eco-industrial development , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials,


MS-7 » Industrial symbiosis and biobased economy (11:45 - Monday, 26th June, Room D)

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