Biofuels from food waste: applications of saccharification using fungal solid state fermentation

Trzcinski, Antoine (2017) Biofuels from food waste: applications of saccharification using fungal solid state fermentation. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), United States. ISBN 9781138093720


According to the UN's Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), one third of food produced globally for human consumption (nearly 1.3 billion tons) is lost annually. Food waste has often been incinerated with other combustible municipal wastes for possible recovery of heat or other forms of energy, however, incineration is not cost-effective, and can cause air pollution. Due to its organics- and nutrient-rich nature, food waste could be viewed as a useful resource for production of high-value platform chemicals through fermentation. This book examines the bioconversion of food wastes to energy and the recent developments in ethanol, hydrogen, methane, and biodiesel production from food wastes.

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Additional Information: Print version available in USQ Library at 662.88 Trz. Also available to read online as an e-book from USQ Library catalogue:
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 01:20
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 04:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethanol, hydrogen, methane, biodiesel, platform chemicals, food waste, industrial enzyme, amylases, cellulose, pectinases, proteases, lipases, fermentation, breads, cafeteria waste, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, solid state fermentation
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies

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