Sharif Neaz1*, Sayeeda Monira Rahman2, S. M. Rafiq Bapari3, Hasib Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury Rumi4, Abul Kaiser Bhuiyan5, and Sanjay Belowar6
1Dept. of Chemistry, Dhaka Commerce College, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Habibullah Bahar College, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 3Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Siddheswari College, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 4Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, Asgar Ali Hospital, 111/1/A Distillery Road, Gandaria, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 5Dept. of Biochemistry & Immunology, Popular Diagnostic Centre Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh; and 6Dept. of Chemistry, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
*Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sharif Neaz, Assistant Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry, Dhaka Commerce College, Dhaka, Bangladesh).
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Bioethanol production from canteen food wastes not only resolves pollution issues by decreasing food waste management it also meets the requirement of bio-fuels. The development of alternatives to fossil fuels like bio-fuel is appropriate and increasingly urgent with the reduction of resources of fossil fuels and the progressively worsening situation of our atmosphere and natural surroundings. The usage of biofuels is one option to decrease the emission of greenhouse gases in the nearer future. Different promising raw materials have been considered for the production of bio-ethanol throughout the last few decades. Food waste from school and college canteens is increasing environmental problem. Food waste might be considered as an edible and non-toxic waste derived during food production or consumption system. Food waste generated in canteens is rich in carbohydrates, which comprises 65% of total solids due to its high quantity of starch. Through the use of fermentation technology, this waste can be converted to useful by-products like bio-ethanol. Therefore, the exploitation of hotel and restaurant food waste for bio-ethanol production can absolutely influence both energy and environmental sustainability.
Keywords: Fossil fuels, Bioethanol, Canteen food waste, α- Amylase, Glucoamylase, and S. cerevisiae.
Citation: Neaz S, Rahman SM, Bapari SMR, Rumi HUAC, Bhuiyan AK, and Belowar S. (2020). Optimization and assessment of different parameters and utilizing food waste from the college canteen for bioethanol production. Am. J. Pure Appl. Sci., 2(4), 112-120. https://doi.org/10.34104/ajpab.020.01120120
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