Production of bio-fuel from agricultural wastes is considered to be a promising strategy to produce green energy with potential economic and environmental positive impacts. In the present study we aim to evaluate the economical exploitation of priceless vegetable wastes rich in polysaccharides for the production of ethanol. Briefly we aim to 1) adapt large scale method permit of partial extraction of polysaccharides from agricultural wastes, 2) evaluate polysaccharide fermentability by yeast culture collection found in our laboratory, 3) standardize fermentation process (optimal growth and fermentation conditions) to maximize ethanol and cellular mass yields and 4) evaluate production of ethanol at pilot scale.
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The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.