Indian Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp 391–400 | Cite as

Aligning Microbial Biodiversity for Valorization of Biowastes: Conception to Perception

  • Hemant J. PurohitEmail author
Review article


Generation of biowastes is increasing rapidly and its uncontrolled, slow and persistent fermentation leads to the release of Green-house gases (GHGs) into the environment. Exploration and exploitation of microbial diversity for degrading biowastes can result in producing diverse range of bioactive molecules, which can act as a source of bioenergy, biopolymers, nutraceuticals and antimicrobials. The whole process is envisaged to manage biowastes, and reduce their pollution causing capacity, and lead to a sustainable society. A strategy has been proposed for: (1) producing bioactive molecules, and (2) achieving a zero-pollution emission by recycling of the GHGs through biological routes.


Biodiversity Bioenergy Biopolymers Antipathogens Microbial biotechnology Genomics 



The author acknowledges the CSIR-NEERI KRC for plagiarism check CSIR-NEERI/KRC/2019/AUG/EBGD/1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Biotechnology and Genomics DivisionCSIR-National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)NagpurIndia

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