Trends in food waste valorization for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels: Case study South and Southeast Asia

Khai Lun Ong, Guneet KAUR, Nattha Pensupa, Kristiadi Uisan, Carol Sze Ki Lin*

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Abstract

Staggering amounts of food waste are being generated in Asia by means of agricultural processing, food transportation and storage, and human food consumption activities. This along with the recent sustainable development goals of food security, environmental protection, and energy efficiency are the key drivers for food waste valorization. The aim of this review is to provide an insight on the latest trends in food waste valorization in Asian countries such as India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Landfilling, incineration, and composting are the first-generation food waste processing technologies. The advancement of valorisation alternatives to tackle the food waste issue is the focus of this review. Furthermore, a series of examples of key food waste valorization schemes in this Asian region as case studies to demonstrate the advancement in bioconversions in these countries are described. Finally, important legislation aspects for food waste disposal in these Asian countries are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-112
Number of pages13
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Scopus Subject Areas

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

User-Defined Keywords

  • Bioconversion
  • Biorefinery
  • Chemicals
  • Energy
  • High-value added products

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