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Table 3 Production of ethanol from food wastes from different sources

From: Utilization of household food waste for the production of ethanol at high dry material content

Source of food waste Carbohydrate content (% w/w) Ethanol yield parameters Reference
Solublea Fiber Concentration (g/L) Productivity (g/L · h)
Cafeteria n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. [25]
Cafeteria 47.7 14.9 29.1 1.94 [6]
Dining center n.a. n.a. 8 n.a. [31]
Cafeteria and houses 69 32.2 0.55 [14]
Cafeteria n.a. n.a. 48.63 2.03 [32]
Food courts 57.6 23.3 0.49 [33]
Dining room 63.9 1.98 81.5 1.36 [12]
Cafeteria n.a. n.a. 57.5 4.11 [34]
Houses 12.24 18.30 42.78 2.85 This work
Houses 12.24 18.30 34.85 2.32 This work
  1. aBoth soluble sugars and starch; n.a., not available.