Opportunities of biodiesel industry waste conversion into value-added products

Chilakamarry, Chaitanya Reddy and Mimi Sakinah, A. M. and Zularisam, A. W. (2022) Opportunities of biodiesel industry waste conversion into value-added products. In: Materials Today: Proceedings, International Symposium of Reaction Engineering, Catalysis & Sustainable Energy (RECaSE 2021) , 6 April 2021 , Virtual Conference, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1014-1020., 57 (3). ISSN 2214-7853

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The global attention for the alternative fuel to decrease the dependence on carbon-biased fossil fuels and reduce the carbon footprint led to biodiesel production. Crude glycerol generated as a major by-product of the biodiesel industry. The vast amounts of crude glycerol pose an environmental threat. Valorisation of industrial waste is the big challenge to provide a significant economic advantage by the sustainable approach. Hence the crude glycerol needs to be valorised through the biotechnology process into value-added products and gives biodiesel producers more revenue. The biodiesel industrial by-product glycerol waste serves as raw material to convert into several products like citric acid, succinic acid, 1,3-propanediol, butanol, and ethanol. The present manuscript focuses on the significance of crude glycerol from the biodiesel industry as a stable feedstock that undergoes biotransformation to value-added products by microorganisms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crude glycerol, Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Bioconversion, Valuable products
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 03:19
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 03:23
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/34958
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