oa CSIR Science Scope - Novel biotechnology processes to reduce waste : towards sustainability



Methods to upgrade waste products are generally poorly addressed and manufacturers have few options from which to choose. This results in large quantities of food processing wastes being discarded and used for landfill, or as bulking products with a very low value. The trend worldwide is to 'go green' and use natural resources conservatively and smartly. The CSIR has engaged in several 'green' projects where biotechnology is applied for the beneficiation of industrial wastes.


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