Search for dissertations about: "bioplastic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the word bioplastic.

  1. 1. Fungi-based biorefinery model for food industry waste : progress toward a circular economy

    Author : Pedro Souza Filho; Satinder Kaur Brar; Högskolan i Borås; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; filamentous fungi; circular economy; biorefinery; food industry; fungal biomass; bioplastic; resource recovery; Resource Recovery; Resursåtervinning;

    Abstract : The food industry, one of the most important industrial sectors worldwide, generates large amounts of biodegradable waste with high organic load. In recent years, the traditional management methods to treat this waste (e.g., landfilling) have been considered not suitable because they do not exploit the potential of the waste material. READ MORE

  2. 2. Fruit wastes to biomaterials : Development of biofilms and 3D objects in a circular economy system

    Author : Veronika Bátori; Kristiina Oksman; Högskolan i Borås; []
    Keywords : apple pomace; biodegradable; bioplastics; circular economy; orange waste; resource recovery; Resource Recovery; Resursåtervinning;

    Abstract : To address the current plastic pollution problem, the replacement of conventional plastics with bioplastics can be considered. Although the land use of crop cultivation for bioplastics is still negligible, there is an increasing interest in the utilisation of lignocellulosic waste products for the production of bioplastics. READ MORE

  3. 3. An alkaline active maltooligosaccharide forming alpha-amylase from Bacillus halodurans

    Author : Suhaila Hashim; Bioteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Biokemisk teknik; Biochemical technology; differential scanning calorimetry; soda lakes; Bacillus halodurans; alkaliphile; á-amylase;

    Abstract : The East African Rift Valley contains a number of soda lakes, which represent some of the most stable, naturally occurring alkaline environments on earth. Alkaliphilic microorganisms found in these habitats have attracted a great interest due to their ability to produce extracellular enzymes that are active and stable at high pH values for industrial applications. READ MORE

  4. 4. On thermodynamic and kinetic constraints in autotrophic metabolism

    Author : Markus Janasch; Elton P. Hudson; Bas Teusink; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; autotrophic metabolism; cyanobacteria; microbial metabolic engineering; computational systems biology; biochemical thermodynamics; kinetic modelling; Bioteknologi; Biotechnology;

    Abstract : Earth has entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, defined by humanity’s impact on the environment with increased emissions of CO2 due to burning of fossil resource as a major contributor. To ensure a sustainable future, humanity has to move towards a circular economy, where released CO2 is re-captured and turned into resources. READ MORE

  5. 5. Closed-loop strategy for valorization of starch : From starch to functionalized starch biomaterials and bioplastics

    Author : Duo Wu; Minna Hakkarainen; Elisabetta Ranucci; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Starch; Nano-graphene oxide; Microwave; Valorization; Scaffold; Biomineralization; Bioplastics; Compatibilizer; Plasticizer; Fiber- och polymervetenskap; Fibre and Polymer Science;

    Abstract : The desire to utilize renewable resources and avoid wastes drives us to develop new concepts for material design. Non-edible starch feedstocks and starch bioplastic wastes were previously considered useless. READ MORE