Producing Oleaginous Organisms Using Food Waste: Challenges and Outcomes

  • Singaram Jayanthi
  • Arun Kumar Thalla
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1995)


With organic or food waste being one of the main constituents of the total urban waste generated, it not only makes it essential to seek means for its safe disposal but at the same time reiterates the huge potential that lies with the proper utilization of such a widely available resource. Oleaginous microbes that are effective in producing or storing oil would use food waste rich in carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, and this oil in turn could be an alternative feedstock for the production of biofuels. However, there are few challenges in the process. The various challenges in this process and methods to address them are discussed in the present chapter.

Key words

Food waste Oleaginous Lipids Biodiesel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Singaram Jayanthi
    • 1
  • Arun Kumar Thalla
    • 2
  1. 1.Government College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringNational Institute of Technology KarnatakaMangaloreIndia

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