Biotechnological Approaches for Food Waste Valorization

A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Fermentation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 667

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Dear Colleagues,

Food waste, produced throughout the entire food supply chain, contains valuable bioactive compounds. Due to its composition, food waste represents a suitable feedstock for biorefineries for obtaining value-added products while minimizing environmental problems and helping the economy and society. Currently, biotechnological approaches are implemented as novel and green applications for food waste valorization and for improving their stability and applicability. 

The aim of this Special Issue is to consider original studies on food waste reutilization techniques, mainly based on fermentation processes, such as submerged fermentation, solid state fermentation, and immobilized cell fermentation, for enhancing biofuel production and obtaining bioactive compounds, bioplastics, biopolymers, biofertilizers, enzymes, organic acids, or single-cell proteins. Moreover, research on valorization methods for consumable food waste for functional food production will be also considered.

Dr. Alessia Tropea
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Bio-Driven Sustainable Extraction and AI-Optimized Recovery of Functional Compounds from Plant Waste: A Comprehensive Review
Fermentation 2024, 10(3), 126; https://doi.org/10.3390/fermentation10030126 (registering DOI) - 23 Feb 2024
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The agrifood industry produces copious amounts of waste, which represent an execrable wastage of natural resources and result in economic losses over the entire value chain. This review compares conventional and biological methods for the recovery of functional compounds from plant wastes to [...] Read more.
The agrifood industry produces copious amounts of waste, which represent an execrable wastage of natural resources and result in economic losses over the entire value chain. This review compares conventional and biological methods for the recovery of functional compounds from plant wastes to rescues part of the intrinsic valuable elements contained therein. Biological methods involve bioprocesses based on hydrolytic enzymes and engineered bacterial strains, to facilitate the release of valuable compounds. Then, this review explores the innovative and transformative role of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for real-time monitoring, optimizing, and digitizing the extraction procedures. By combining the potential of biological extraction and AI integration, this review provides insights on how these approaches can revolutionize the agrifood sector, increasing the efficiency and environmental sustainability of the plant waste valorization process. Full article
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