Bioethanol production from fruit and vegetable wastes

Meganathan Bhuvaneswari*, Nallusamy Sivakumar

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The increasing utilization of fossil fuel causes environmental pollution in addition to the depletion of the reserves. Hence, there is a need to search for alternative, renewable energy sources for the sustainable production of biofuel. Among the biofuels available in the market, bioethanol is a dominant liquid fuel. Fruit and vegetable wastes rich in sugars are one of the cheaper renewable sources for bioethanol production. Hence, utilizing these renewable wastes as a feedstock for bioethanol production would reduce the cost and also solve the issue of waste disposal. This chapter explains the bioethanol production using fruits and vegetable wastes, which are considered to be decaying waste materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioprocessing for Biomolecules Production
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781119434436
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2019


  • Bioethanol
  • Fruit and vegetable wastes
  • Pretreatment
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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