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Special Issue "New Challenges in Evaluation and Recycling of Food-Industry By-Products"
A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 May 2023 | Viewed by 4746
Special Issue Editors
Interests: agricultural by-products and wastes valorization and recycling; waste treatment for the production of added value biotechnology products; production of protein-enriched feed using agro-industrial residues as substrates; biofuel - bioenergy production; bioactive compounds
Interests: cultivation of algae; biomass production; biotechnology for food, feed and biofuels; valorization of waste-streams; recovery and reuse of nutrients
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Special Issue Information
Economic growth has put pressure on natural resources, requiring the development of production schemes leading to the recovery and reuse of resources. Food-industry by-products and wastes comprise a vast source of renewable feedstock that might be utilized for the production of various agricultural and industrial products following the circular economy model. Their accumulation in large quantities during the production process not only results in a burden on the environment but also the loss of potentially valuable materials that can be processed. The search for a new utilization process while promoting sustainable development revealed that food-industry by-products and wastes are a valuable feedstock for producing added value products such as food/feed, biofuels, biochemicals, etc., or for extracting and recovering useful substances, such as essential oils, antioxidants, dyes, fibers, etc.
Thus, this Special Issue aims to gather original research on the recent advances in recycling and the valorization of food-industry by-products. The main topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Green production and green chemicals;
- Novel strategies for agricultural by-product and waste valorization and recycling;
- Recovery of valuable compounds;
- Biofuel–bioenergy production;
- Novel methods for the production of added-value products utilizing food-industry by-products and wastes;
- Techno-economical evaluations.
Dr. Dimitrios Arapoglou
Dr. Giorgos Markou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Utilization of poultry manure for microalgae cultivation under heterotrophic and mixotrophic conditions aiming at protein-rich biomass production as feed supplement
Author: Giorgos Markou, Ioanna Langousi, Dimitris Mitrogiannis and Dimitris Arapoglou
2. Title: Bioconversion of crop residues and agro-industrial by-products into high nutrient supplement
Author: Christos Eliopoulos, Giorgos Markou, Ioanna Langousi, Dimitris Mitrogiannis and Dimitris Arapoglou