The Industrial Potential of Fique Cultivated in Colombia

Leidy Rendón-Castrillón, Margarita Ramírez-Carmona, Carlos Ocampo-López, Valentina Pinedo-Rangel, Oscar Muñoz-Blandón, Eduardo Trujillo-Aramburo

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    The fique plant (Furcraea sp.) is a native plant of the Andean region with a great capacity to adapt to different environmental conditions, of which only 4% of the plant is used for developing natural fibers. The comprehensive use of fique and its by-products represents a source of opportunities for the industry and can play an important role in achieving sustainable development. The available literature suggests that fique fiber, juice, and bagasse could boost sectors such as agriculture, construction, the pharmaceutical industry, power generation, and the development of environmental solutions, among others. This review article could help researchers to understand the fique production system, introduces research experiences, and analyze the potential of recent developments for the industry.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Número de artículo695
    PublicaciónSustainability (Switzerland)
    EstadoPublicada - ene. 2023

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