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Sustainability 2018, 10(9), 3296; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093296

Use of Organic Wastes and Industrial By-Products to Produce Filamentous Fungi with Potential as Aqua-Feed Ingredients

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Fisheries Division, Department of Natural Resources, Isfahan University of Technology, 8415683111 Isfahan, Iran
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Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Borås, SE 50190 Borås, Sweden
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Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO NV, Boeretang 200, B 2400 Mol, Belgium
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Received: 9 August 2018 / Revised: 9 September 2018 / Accepted: 11 September 2018 / Published: 14 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The New Paradigm of Waste Management: Waste as Resources)
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Organic-rich waste and industrial by-product streams, generated in enormous amounts on a daily basis, contain substantial amounts of nutrients that are worthy of recovery. Biological conversion of organic-waste streams using filamentous fungi is a promising approach to convert nutrients into value-added bioproducts, such as fungal biomass. High-protein fungal biomass contains different kinds and levels of amino acids, fatty acids, immunostimulants, antioxidants, pigments, etc., which make it a potential choice for application in animal feed supplementation. Considering the challenges long faced by the aquaculture industry in fishmeal production due to the increasing prices and environmental concerns, the aquaculture industry is forced to provide alternative protein-rich sources to replace conventional fishmeal. In this review, the possibilities of utilization of filamentous fungi biomass cultivated on organic-rich waste streams, as an alternative nutrient source in fish feed, were thoroughly reviewed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Organic-rich waste; nutrient recovery; fungal biomass; fish feed formulation; proximate analysis Organic-rich waste; nutrient recovery; fungal biomass; fish feed formulation; proximate analysis
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Karimi, S.; Mahboobi Soofiani, N.; Mahboubi, A.; Taherzadeh, M.J. Use of Organic Wastes and Industrial By-Products to Produce Filamentous Fungi with Potential as Aqua-Feed Ingredients. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3296.

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