Special Issue "Value-Added Products from Food Supply Chain Waste Streams"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Wildlife".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Trabold
Guest Editor
Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology, 111 Lomb Memorial Drive 81-2169, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
Interests: sustainable food production; food waste-to-energy conversion; sustainable energy systems; fuel cells
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Producing and distributing food is an enormous global enterprise, requiring large inputs of raw materials, energy, water and labor. Achieving sustainability across the global food supply chain requires that resource use efficiency is improved to the greatest possible extent, while also minimizing waste. Because some food waste or loss is inevitable, there is a need to develop scalable methods for converting these materials into value-added products that not only minimize net environmental impact, but also have the potential for generating secondary revenue for the food manufacturer. This Special Issue seeks papers addressing opportunities for creating value-added products from waste across the farm-to-fork spectrum; from agriculture through all downstream phases of food processing, distribution and consumption. Topics of interest include upcycling of waste through re-use in the manufacturing process, conversion to other food-related products such as nutraceuticals, and conversion to novel non-food items. There is also specific interest in research involving value-added products generated from non-edible food supply chain resources, such as packaging and animal manure.  Waste-to-energy processes are also within scope, provided that non-energy co-products are considered as part of the research.

Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Trabold
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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