FRUVERAZ: Recovery of organic waste (fruits and vegetables) in the form of fermentable sugars for industrial bioprocesses


Projects co-financed by the Government of the Principality of Asturias through IDEPA and the Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation (PCTI) 2018-2020, and the EU through the ERDF Funds



Food waste that is generated is a major global problem, not only for economic but also for environmental reasons. An alternative for minimising the amount of waste sent to landfill is to use it as a raw material in transformation processes to obtain value-added products. Specifically, one of the possible options for the revaluation of organic waste containing carbohydrates is to use it as a substrate for obtaining biofuels such as bioethanol or biobutanol. These fuels represent a renewable alternative to the use of fossil fuels, it is of great interest the development of processes that allow them to be obtained from waste materials such as those proposed here.