This up-to-date reference book compiles the recent developments, innovations, and perspectives on second and third-generation bioplastics. It discusses the main commercialized bioplastics, such as polylactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). Chapters include the use of alternative raw materials and innovations in bioplastic production processes to reduce costs and decrease environmental impacts. It covers bioplastic production from lignocellulosic biomass, sugars, or oils produced by microbes and municipal waste material. It also includes techno-economic aspects. The book is meant for researchers and industry experts in biotechnology, environmental sciences, and applied microbiology.

Chapter 1: Introduction about second and third-generation bioplastics.

Chapter 2: Bioplastics – Classification and properties.

Chapter 3: Second-generation bioplastics from lignocellulosic materials.

Chapter 4: Second-generation bioplastics from waste vegetable-oils.

Chapter 5: Cellulose-based bioplastics.

Chapter 6: Second and third generation sources for bioplastics: Production and innovations in applications.

Chapter 7: Third-generation bioplastics from food waste.

Chapter 8: Third-generation bioplastics from municipal waste material.

Chapter 9: Biodegradation of second and third generation bioplastics.

Chapter 10: Downstream processing and formulation of bioplastics.

Chapter 11: Biorefineries and circular economy in the production of second and third generation bioplastics.

Chapter 12: Business models for innovative bioplastic feedstocks.

Chapter 13: Techno-economic aspects and life cycle assessment of second and third generation bioplastics. 

Chapter 14: Emerging technologies, recent developed processes, patents and innovation about second and third generation bioplastics.