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Fruit-refinery: obtention processes, characterization methods and generation of products derived from residues of the fruitculture

Grant number: 17/22401-8
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: May 01, 2019 - April 30, 2024
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal researcher:Nelson Ramos Stradiotto
Grantee:Nelson Ramos Stradiotto
Home Institution: Instituto de Pesquisa em Bioenergia (IPBEN). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Principal researchers:Adilson Roberto Gonçalves ; Jonas Contiero
Assoc. researchers:Adilson Roberto Gonçalves ; Afonso Lopes ; Celso Eduardo Tuna ; Edvaldo Aparecido Amaral da Silva ; Eleni Gomes ; Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos ; Henriette Monteiro Cordeiro de Azeredo ; Hideko Yamanaka ; Jeferson Gross ; José Luz Silveira ; Marcelo Firmino de Oliveira ; Maria Del Pilar Taboada Sotomayor ; Maria Valnice Boldrin ; Michel Brienzo ; Patricia Alves Carneiro ; Ricardo Alan Verdú Ramos ; Sandra Imaculada Maintinguer
Associated grant(s):19/26755-4 - Multi-user Equipent approved in grant 2017/22401-8 - Gas Chromatograph FID TCD headspace with automatic injector, AP.EMU
19/25088-4 - Multi-User Equipment approved in grant 2017/22401-8: APC Advanced Polymer Chromatography System, AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):20/14965-1 - Fruit-refinery: obtention processes and chracterization methods, BP.DD
20/14933-2 - Evaluation of polymerizing compounds in films based on biomass polysaccharides, BP.IC
20/15155-3 - Application of banana waste in the production of value-added co-products by anaerobic biological processes, BP.DD
+ associated scholarships 20/06189-1 - Production and characterization of rhamnolipids produced from alternative substrates, BP.MS
20/09166-2 - Prebiotic and antioxidant effect of glucose oligosaccharides obtained from banana pseudostem, BP.IC
20/09193-0 - Sugarcane bagasse xylan acetylation and its effect on biofilm formation, BP.IC
20/02434-1 - Using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae PE-2 for production of D-lactic acid, BP.DD
19/26924-0 - Application of xidized lignins obtained from banana residues in the treatment of industrial effluents containing heavy metals, BP.IC
20/01900-9 - Lignins from banana residues evaluated as chelating agents and controlled-release formulations, BP.DD
19/16853-9 - Biodegradation evaluation of films made with plant biomass polysaccharides, BP.MS
19/13818-8 - Development of disposable sensors based on 3D graphene oxide, metal nanoparticles and molecularly imprinted polymers for the determination of phenolic acids in fruticulture waste, BP.DR - associated scholarships


The national fruitculture is one of the most important sectors of Brazilian economy, with significant contributions to the production of fruits, industrialized juices and sweets, exportations of industrialized food, and large-scale employment. Despite its great importance for the national economy, the agroindustry generates huge amounts of residues which contribute to increasing problems related to environmental issues. For this reason, our current project has the following four major aims: 1) to propose rational uses for residues derived from the fruitculture industry; 2) to generate high-value products; 3) to develop new methods for obtention and 4) to apply new methods of characterization for raw materials and products. The project's overarching goal is to establish a Fruit-Refinery using as raw materials residues generated by the agroindustrial sector of the national fruitculture. Thereby, this project intends to transform agroindustrial residues from fruits such as orange, banana, mango, pineapple and guava, by using processes such as microbial fermentation, enzymatic hydrolysis, auto-hydrolysis, and bioelectrochemistry, and by applying new methods for characterization of raw materials and their respective derived high-value compounds. The Fruit-Refinery outlined in this project proposes to yield high-value products such as: biodegradable polymers (poly(D-lactic acid) and polyhydroxyalkanoates), biosurfactants (ramnolipids), prebiotics (xylo-oligosaccharides), biomaterials (derived from cellulose and lignin) e biofuels (hydrogen and methane). (AU)

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
POMPEU PRADO MOREIRA, LUIZ FELIPE; BUFFON, EDERVALDO; DE SA, ACELINO CARDOSO; STRADIOTTO, NELSON RAMOS. Fructose determination in fruit juices using an electrosynthesized molecularly imprinted polymer on reduced graphene oxide modified electrode. Food Chemistry, v. 352, AUG 1 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MELATI, RANIERI BUENO; SASS, DAIANE CRISTINA; PAGNOCCA, FERNANDO CARLOS; BRIENZO, MICHEL. Anatomic influence of sugarcane biomass on xylan solubilization. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, v. 164, JUN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FELIPUCI, JEFFERSON POLES; SCHMATZ, ALISON ANDREI; DE ANGELIS, DERLENE ATTILI; BRIENZO, MICHEL. Biological pretreatment improved subsequent xylan chemical solubilization. BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY, APR 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CANDIDO, JOAO PAULO; ALMEIDA, ERYKA COSTA; DE OLIVEIRA LEITE, DILZA NALIN; BRIENZO, MICHEL; DE FRANCESCHI DE ANGELIS, DEJANIRA. Vinasse from sugarcane bagasse (hemicellulose) acid hydrolysate and molasses supplemented: biodegradability and toxicity. ECOTOXICOLOGY, APR 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FORSAN, CAROLINA FROES; DE FREITAS, CAROLINE; MASARIN, FERNANDO; BRIENZO, MICHEL. Xylooligosaccharide production from sugarcane bagasse and leaf using Aspergillus versicolor endoxylanase and diluted acid. BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY, MAR 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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