Enzyme production from food wastes using a biorefinery concept

Kiran, Esra Uckun and Trzcinski, Antoine P. and Ng, Wun Jern and Liu, Yu (2014) Enzyme production from food wastes using a biorefinery concept. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 5 (6). pp. 903-917. ISSN 1877-2641

Text (Accepted Version)

Download (684Kb) | Preview


According to Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), one-third of food produced globally for human consumption (nearly 1.3 billion tonnes) is lost along the food supply chain. In many countries food waste is currently landfilled or incinerated together with other combustible municipal wastes for possible recovery of energy. However, these two options are facing more and more economic and environmental stresses. Due to its organic- and nutrient-rich nature, theoretically food waste can be converted to valuable products (e.g. bio-products such as methane, hydrogen, ethanol, enzymes, organic acids, chemicals and fuels) through various fermentation processes. Such conversion of food waste is potentially more profitable than its conversion to animal feed or transportation fuel. Food waste valorisation has therefore gained interest, with value added bio-products such as methane, hydrogen, ethanol, enzymes, organic acids, chemicals, and fuels. Therefore, the aim of this review is to provide information on the food waste situation with emphasis on Asia–Pacific countries and the state of the art food waste processing technologies to produce enzymes.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 28560
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 01:58
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 04:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: food waste; biorefinery; amylase; protease; lipase; lignocellulosic enzymes; pectinolytic enzymes
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s12649-014-9311-x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28560

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only