Desafios e Oportunidades para a Produção de Bioplásticos a Partir de Moringa Oleifera: Uma Abordagem Sistêmica




Obtaining bioproducts from renewable sources from agroforestry and agro-industrial residues has been boosted in recent years due to the limited availability of fossil sources and the global environmental concern. Among the raw materials, Moringa oleifera stands out, a tree native to India and present in several countries, including Brazil. From different parts of the tree, high value-added products can be obtained, such as drugs, biopesticides, and bioplastics. The present work consisted of an analysis of patent documents, articles, and sector reports, related to the production of bioplastics, more specifically polyurethane foams. Based on the data collected, a sectoral analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) was carried out related to the potential for obtaining bioplastics from moringa derivatives, which was complemented with PESTEL analysis (involving political, economic, social, environmental and legislation aspects). The results showed that despite the low production of patents in the area of bioplastics from Moringa derivatives, there is an opportunity in Brazil for the production of drugs and food, considering the great versatility of Moringa cultivation and of obtaining products, combined with policies that boost the bioeconomy in Brazil.

Biografia do Autor

Estevão Freire, UFRJ






Número Especial: Química para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável