The biotechnological potential of whey

  title={The biotechnological potential of whey},
  author={Michael P. Ryan and Gary Walsh},
  journal={Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology},
  • M. P. Ryan, G. Walsh
  • Published 19 August 2016
  • Engineering
  • Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology
Whey is a highly polluting by-product of cheese and casein powder manufacture with worldwide production of whey estimated at around 190 × 106 ton/year and growing. Historically whey was considered a burdensome, environmentally damaging by-product. In the last decades however, much research has gone into finding viable alternatives for whey rather than just disposing of it. Multiple biotechnological avenues have been explored and in some cases exploited to turn this waste product into a valuable… Expand

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