Solid-state fermentation as a novel paradigm for organic waste valorization: A review

Noraziah Abu Yazid, Raquel Barrena, Dimitrios Komilis, Antoni Sánchez

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© 2017 by the author. The abundance of organic solid waste throughout the world has become a common issue that needs complete management at every level. Also, the scarcity of fuel and the competition between food and substance as an alternative to a petroleum-based product has become a major problem that needs to be properly handled. An urge to find renewable substances for sustainable development results in a strategy to valorize organic solid waste using solid state fermentation (SSF) and to manage the issue of solid wastes in a green approach. This paper reviews management of solid wastes using SSF, with regard to its current application, advantages and challenges, downstream processing in SSF, economic viewpoint, and future perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Article number224
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Aroma compounds
  • Biopesticides
  • Biosurfactants
  • Downstream processing
  • Enzymes
  • Organic acids
  • Organic wastes
  • Solid state fermentation (SSF)
  • Value-added


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