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Molecules 2016, 21(1), 48; doi:10.3390/molecules21010048

Sustainable Biomaterials: Current Trends, Challenges and Applications

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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Pharmacy, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala 133207, Haryana, India
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Departamento de Quimica Organica, Universidad de Cordoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie (C-3), Ctra Nnal IV-A, Km 396, E-14014 Cordoba, Spain
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Academic Editors: Giancarlo Cravotto and Farid Chemat
Received: 28 September 2015 / Revised: 21 December 2015 / Accepted: 21 December 2015 / Published: 30 December 2015
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Biomaterials and sustainable resources are two complementary terms supporting the development of new sustainable emerging processes. In this context, many interdisciplinary approaches including biomass waste valorization and proper usage of green technologies, etc., were brought forward to tackle future challenges pertaining to declining fossil resources, energy conservation, and related environmental issues. The implementation of these approaches impels its potential effect on the economy of particular countries and also reduces unnecessary overburden on the environment. This contribution aims to provide an overview of some of the most recent trends, challenges, and applications in the field of biomaterials derived from sustainable resources. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable biomaterials; biomass precursors; waste valorization; porous carbons; bioplastics sustainable biomaterials; biomass precursors; waste valorization; porous carbons; bioplastics
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Kumar Gupta, G.; De, S.; Franco, A.; Balu, A.M.; Luque, R. Sustainable Biomaterials: Current Trends, Challenges and Applications. Molecules 2016, 21, 48.

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