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Roles of Medicinal Mushrooms as Natural Food Dyes and Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSC): Synergy of Zero Hunger and Affordable Energy for Sustainable Development

  In 2015, approximately 195 countries agreed with the United Nations that by 2030, they would work to make the world a better place. There would be synergies in accomplishing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Synergy using a single sustainable resource is critical to assist developing nations in achieving the SDGs as cost-effectively and efficiently possible. To use fungal dye resources, we proposed a combination of the zero hunger and affordable energy goals. Dyes are widely used in high-tech sectors, including food and energy. Natural dyes are more environment-friendly than synthetic dyes and may have medicinal benefits. Fungi are a natural source of dye that can be substituted for plants. For example, medicinal mushrooms offer a wide range of safe organic dyes that may be produced instantly, inexpensively, and in large quantities. Meanwhile, medicinal mushroom dyes may provide a less expensive choice for photovoltaic (PV) technology due to their non-toxic and environmentally friendly qualities. This agenda thoroughly explains the significance of pigments from medicinal mushrooms in culinary and solar PV applications. If executed effectively, such a large, unwieldy and ambitious agenda may lead the world towards inclusive and sustainable development.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    26 October 2022

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    MDPI AG

  • DOI:

    10.3390/su142113894

  • Cross Ref:

    10.3390/su142113894

  • Funders:

    New Funder; Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Ahmad, N., Vunduk, J., Klaus, A., Dahlan, N. Y., Ghosh, S., Muhammad-Sukki, F., …Wan-Mohtar, W. A. A. Q. I. (2022). Roles of Medicinal Mushrooms as Natural Food Dyes and Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSC): Synergy of Zero Hunger and Affordable Energy for Sustainable Development. Sustainability, 14(21), Article 13894. https://doi.org/10.3390/su142113894

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Keywords

medicinal mushroom; fungal dyes; food colourants; clean energy; sustainability

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