Food waste valorization: Biofuels and value added product recovery

R. Yukesh Kannah, J. Merrylin, T. Poornima Devi, S. Kavitha, P. Sivashanmugam, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, J. Rajesh Banu

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Abstract

Rapid increase in global population and their food ingestion habit plays a major role in generation of food waste (FW). FW includes some part of cooked and uncooked plant waste, animal waste, left over food and spoiled food etc. Conventionally these wastes are managed by incineration or landfill. These techniques demand high cost and it has own demerits. Incineration of FW results in emission of flue gas and pollutes the environment by ash waste. In case of landfill, the improper design pollutes the water source. Hence, there is a need to manage the generated FW using eco-friendly and economically viable techniques. The composition of the FW may differ based on the source of generation. Biofuel or value added products recovery from FW mainly depends on its biochemical composition. This review intends to highlight the properties of FW and pretreatment techniques followed for enhancing biofuels and other value added product recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100524
JournalBioresource Technology Reports
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by Department of Biotechnology , India under its initiative Mission innovation Challenge Scheme (IC4). The grant from the project entitled “A novel integrated biorefinery for conversion of lignocellulosic agro waste into value added products and bioenergy ( BT/PR31054/PBD/26/763/2019 ) is utilized for this study.

Funding Information:
This work is supported by Department of Biotechnology, India under its initiative Mission innovation Challenge Scheme (IC4). The grant from the project entitled ?A novel integrated biorefinery for conversion of lignocellulosic agro waste into value added products and bioenergy (BT/PR31054/PBD/26/763/2019) is utilized for this study.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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