Bioconversion technologies of crude glycerol to value added industrial products

  • Garlapati V
  • Shankar U
  • Budhiraja A
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Abstract

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.

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

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