Bioconversion technologies of crude glycerol to value added industrial products

  • Garlapati V
  • Shankar U
  • Budhiraja A
  • 141


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 24


    Citations of this article.


Crude glycerol that is produced as the by-product from biodiesel, has to be effectively utilized to contribute to the viability of biodiesel. Crude glycerol in large amounts can pose a threat to the environment. Therefore, there is a need to convert this crude glycerol into valued added products using biotechnological processes, which brings new revenue to biodiesel producers. Crude glycerol can serve as a feedstock for biopolymers, poly unsaturated fatty acids, ethanol, hydrogen and n-butanol production and as a raw material for different value added industrial products. Hence, in this review we have presented different bioconversion technologies of glycerol to value added industrial products.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Bio-conversion
  • Biodiesel
  • Crude glycerol
  • Value-added products

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text


  • Vijay Kumar Garlapati

  • Uttara Shankar

  • Amrita Budhiraja

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free