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Advantages and Disadvantages of Bioplastics Production from Starch and Lignocellulosic Components

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Abe, Mateus Manabu [1] ; Martins, Julia Ribeiro [1] ; Sanvezzo, Paula Bertolino [2] ; Macedo, Joao Vitor [1] ; Branciforti, Marcia Cristina [2] ; Halley, Peter [3] ; Botaro, Vagner Roberto [4] ; Brienzo, Michel [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Res Bioenergy IPBEN, BR-13500230 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Sch Engn EESC, Dept Mat Engn, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Queensland, Sch Chem Engn, Level 3, Don Nicklin Bldg 74, St Lucia, Qld 4072 - Australia
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Sci & Technol Ctr Sustainabil CCTS, Rodovia Joao Leme dos Santos, Km 110, BR-18052780 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Review article
Source: POLYMERS; v. 13, n. 15 AUG 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The accumulation of plastic wastes in different environments has become a topic of major concern over the past decades; therefore, technologies and strategies aimed at mitigating the environmental impacts of petroleum products have gained worldwide relevance. In this scenario, the production of bioplastics mainly from polysaccharides such as starch is a growing strategy and a field of intense research. The use of plasticizers, the preparation of blends, and the reinforcement of bioplastics with lignocellulosic components have shown promising and environmentally safe alternatives for overcoming the limitations of bioplastics, mainly due to the availability, biodegradability, and biocompatibility of such resources. This review addresses the production of bioplastics composed of polysaccharides from plant biomass and its advantages and disadvantages. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/16853-9 - Biodegradation evaluation of films made with plant biomass polysaccharides
Grantee:Mateus Manabu Abe
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 19/12997-6 - Production of film using polysaccharides from lignocellulosic biomass
Grantee:Michel Brienzo
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/22401-8 - Fruit-refinery: obtention processes, characterization methods and generation of products derived from residues of the fruitculture
Grantee:Nelson Ramos Stradiotto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants