Agricultural residues as feedstocks for lactic acid fermentation

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Enormous amounts of agricultural residues are produced globally every year from crops and mostly burned or disposed. Alternatively, the use of agricultural residues as feedstocks in biotechnological processes provides an innovative way to convert 'no-value' material into 'value-added' products. This chapter introduces to opportunities of using agricultural feedstocks in fermentative lactic acid production. Examples of fermentations using straw, rapeseed residues and grass press juice as substrates are shown. Furthermore, pre-treatment methods and future perspectives of agricultural residues as substrates for the fermentative production of lactic acid are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Technologies for the Environment
EditorsSherine O. Obare, Rafael Luque
Number of pages17
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9780841230187
ISBN (Electronic)9780841230194
Publication statusPublished - 2014