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Biobased products from food sector waste

Bioplastics, biocomposites, and biocascading

Authors: Cecchi, Teresa, de Carolis, Carla

  • Explores the use of food waste as filler in biobased polymers
  • Analyzes the safety of biobased products in terms of public health
  • Addresses how advances in digital technology can make food waste upcycling a negative-cost process
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-63436-0
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About this book

An increased demand for waste upcycling has prompted the food industry to become more efficient in its handling of waste. Efficient utilization of food waste is of concern to consumers, environmentalists, and policy makers. In the past, food waste has been used for the production of bio-gas and bio-fuels, fertilizers and animal feed. Biobased products from food sector waste: Bioplastics, biocomposites, and biocascading proposes an innovative use of food waste—as filler in a bioplastic matrix.
The upcycling of food industry waste to produce new composites has a number of beneficial features, including (i) avoiding the cost of waste disposal; (ii) reducing bio-based composites price; (iii) avoiding using edible resources as a starting material for bio-based composites (to eliminate competition between biomass use for food, feed, and material use); (iv) producing a non-food bio-based output different from existing outputs (bio-fuels or bio-energy). The production of value-added items supports the development of a circular and sustainable economy in a thriving bio-based sector via the emergence of food value chains.
The authors explore the safety of bio-based products. Using an evidence-based approach, they detail the volatile profile of biobased products and underline the absence of priority air pollutants released by fossil plastics, which pose a significant public health threat. The volume also delves into socioeconomic considerations and environmental concerns related to the upcycling of food by-products. Finally, the authors address how advances in digital technology can make food waste upcycling a negative-cost process.

About the authors

Teresa Cecchi, ITT Montani, Via Montani 7, 63900 Fermo, ItalyCarla De Carolis, Biomass expert PhD, UNIVPM - University Polytechnic of Marche, DIISM Department,Via brecce bianche, 63100 Ancona (AN) ITALY

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eBook 128,39 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: June 17, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63436-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 166,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: June 17, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63435-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biobased products from food sector waste
Book Subtitle
Bioplastics, biocomposites, and biocascading
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63436-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63436-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63435-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 417
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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