Biofuels from food processing wastes

Zhang, Zhanying, O'Hara, Ian M., Mundree, Sagadevan, Gao, Baoyu, Ball, Andrew S., Zhu, Nanwen, Bai, Zhihui, & Jin, Bo (2016) Biofuels from food processing wastes. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 38, pp. 97-105.

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Food processing industry generates substantial high organic wastes along with high energy uses. The recovery of food processing wastes as renewable energy sources represents a sustainable option for the substitution of fossil energy, contributing to the transition of food sector towards a low-carbon economy. This article reviews the latest research progress on biofuel production using food processing wastes. While extensive work on laboratory and pilot-scale biosystems for energy production has been reported, this work presents a review of advances in metabolic pathways, key technical issues and bioengineering outcomes in biofuel production from food processing wastes. Research challenges and further prospects associated with the knowledge advances and technology development of biofuel production are discussed.

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ID Code: 92814
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2016.01.010
ISSN: 0958-1669
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2016 23:19
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 01:14

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