Obtaining ingredients from by-products
Agri-food by-products are a powerful source of ingredients and value-added compounds.
With proper treatment, bioactive compounds can be obtained from waste and vegetable by-products.
To do this, we address different stages of recovery with a wide variety of processes:
Biofuels from agroindustry waste
Biofuels obtained from agroindustry waste are a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, also contributing to the recovery of such waste. However, the conversion of residual biomass into biofuel has limitations on which we work to provide solutions.
To do this, we delve deeper into processes, such as fermentation and saccharification, studying from the hydrolytic action of enzymes on biomass to the combination of saccharification and fermentation operations either consecutively or simultaneously. We also work on improving the digestibility of lignocellulosic residual biomass through physical pre-treatments, such as microwaves and chemicals, in addition to the combination of both.