Bio-refining of food waste for fuel and value products

Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan*, Sanjeet Mehariya, Jonathan W C Wong

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One third of food produced for human consumption is disposed as food waste that pose a threat for the global economy and environment. Considering the physiochemical and biological nature, the food waste could be used as a raw material for fuel and energy productions will facilitate the bio-circular economy and reduce the environmental impacts. The combined fuel and value products from food waste is highly feasible under integrated bio-refinery concepts. However, the traditional technologies (i.e., composting and anaerobic digestion) are irreplaceable to maximize the benefits of food waste recycling and required detailed techno-economic analysis for commercialization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Event4th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research, ICEER 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 17 Jul 201720 Jul 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Energy(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • biofuel
  • food waste
  • methane
  • oleaginous yeast


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