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Biorefineries: A Sustainable Approach for High Value-Added Products in Rural India

  • Pranav D. PathakEmail author
  • Vidyadhar V. Gedam
  • Sanjay L. Bhagat
  • Anup Chahande
Conference paper

Abstract

The sustainable disposal of solid waste from the agricultural sector is still an ignored sector in rural India. This is due to the poor knowledge for handling, restricted owed budgets, and inadequate infrastructure and maintenance facilities available at the disposal. Also, the increasing generation rate of this solid waste leads to open dumping or burning without treatment results in the adverse effects on the environment and generates new social and economic problems. On the other hand, due to the increasing population, the world is seriously facing the problems in finding new sources of fuel, food, specialty/commodity chemicals, pharmaceutical products, etc. The only solution to overcome these two serious issues is to develop sustainable “Biorefineries.”This paper focuses on the potential of biorefinery as a solution for many solutions like waste minimization and the generation of value-added products. This strategy will help farmers to generate “wealth from waste.”

Keywords

Biorefinery Waste disposal Rural India Value-added products Agricultural 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pranav D. Pathak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vidyadhar V. Gedam
    • 2
  • Sanjay L. Bhagat
    • 3
  • Anup Chahande
    • 4
  1. 1.MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences & ResearchPuneIndia
  2. 2.Environmental Engineering and ManagementNational Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.P.V.P. Institute of Technology BudhgaonSangliIndia
  4. 4.Department of BiotechnologyPIETNagpurIndia

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