Single cell protein production from waste biomass: review of various agricultural by-products
Riga Technical University, Institute of Energy Systems and Environment, Azenes street 12/1, LV 1048, Riga, Latvia
Agricultural waste constitutes for most of the manmade waste streams. Processing of biodegradable waste materials ensures the treatment of harmful substances and allows to reduce environmental pollution. In addition, conversion of these waste materials in value-added products makes these recycling methods more economically viable. Single-cell protein is one of the value-added products that can be produced by microbial fermentation of waste materials. In this review various biodegradable agricultural by-products as substrates for production of SCP are categorized and compared.