Agri-Food Wastes and Biomass Valorization—2nd Edition

A special issue of Waste (ISSN 2813-0391).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 161

Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agricultural practices, industrial manufacturing, and household consumption are just a few of the activities that contribute to the production of food waste biomass. Modern environmental theories, like that of the circular economy, are thought to provide the impulse behind the implementation of zero-waste policies. A huge percentage of this residual biomass has significant potential to be used as a raw material to produce novel products and specialty feedstock through biorefining procedures, even though the high volume of waste originating from the food industry raises serious concerns regarding both economic and environmental aspects.

Given that many plant parts that are rejected during fruit and vegetable processing (e.g., leaves, branches, peels, roots, stems, and seeds) carry a sizable load of phytochemicals, including polyphenols, the recovery of valuable secondary metabolites from waste plant tissues is an appealing prospect in this regard. This specific group of substances includes a wide range of chemical compositions with diverse biological characteristics and functions, including antioxidant and antibacterial activities, as well as chemoprotective effects against cancer and other degenerative diseases.

As a result, the purpose of this Special Issue of Waste is to provide a collection of scientific papers focusing on agri-food waste and biomass valorization, natural product extraction applications, and the health potential of bioactive compounds.

Dr. Dimitris P. Makris
Dr. Vassilis Athanasiadis
Guest Editors

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  • agri-food wastes
  • antioxidants
  • bioactive compounds
  • biomass
  • biorefinery
  • by-products
  • green extraction
  • health potentials
  • polyphenols
  • valorization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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