Valorisation of agrifood side streams into bioactive molecules.
IVAs 100-lista 2020
Resurs- & energieffektivitet
Kungliga Tekniska högskolan
In the EU, 88 million tonnes of agrifood side streams are generated yearly, which constitute a valuable resource. We are developing sustainable bioprocesses for the valorisation of farming by-products into valuable polysaccharides and metabolites, using green solvents (subcritical water) and biocatalysts (carbohydrate-active enzymes). The isolated bioactive molecules can be used as healthy food ingredients or biomaterial matrices, therefore contributing to a true circular food system towards zero waste.