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Valorization of Agricultural Wastes for the Production of Protein-Based Biopolymers

Nuria Burgos, Arantzazu Valdés, Alfonso Jiménez*

Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Sciences Department, University of Alicante, Campus San Vicente, 03690, San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain

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Journal of Renewable Materials 2016, 4(3), 165-177.


In this study we provide an overview of the latest developments on the extraction, production, modification and applications of fruit residues and by-products in the formation of protein-based biopolymers, in particular for the formulation of edible films. Our aim was mainly to demonstrate the highly transdisciplinary character of these topics by giving an overview of the main developments and research topics in the chemistry and engineering aspects of protein-based biopolymers. These innovative raw materials have been evaluated for the production of biomaterials to be used in some key sectors, such as food packaging.


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Burgos, N., Valdés, A., Jiménez, A. (2016). Valorization of Agricultural Wastes for the Production of Protein-Based Biopolymers. Journal of Renewable Materials, 4(3), 165–177.

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