Additive Manufacturing Using Agriculturally Derived Biowastes: A Systematic Literature Review. Academic Article uri icon


  • Agriculturally derived biowastes can be transformed into a diverse range of materials, including powders, fibers, and filaments, which can be used in additive manufacturing methods. This review study reports a study that analyzes the existing literature on the development of novel materials from agriculturally derived biowastes for additive manufacturing methods. A review was conducted of 57 selected publications since 2016 covering various agriculturally derived biowastes, different additive manufacturing methods, and potential large-scale applications of additive manufacturing using these materials. Wood, fish, and algal cultivation wastes were also included in the broader category of agriculturally derived biowastes. Further research and development are required to optimize the use of agriculturally derived biowastes for additive manufacturing, particularly with regard to material innovation, improving print quality and mechanical properties, as well as exploring large-scale industrial applications.

published proceedings

  • Bioengineering (Basel)

altmetric score

  • 4

author list (cited authors)

  • Rahman, A. M., Rahman, T. T., Pei, Z., Ufodike, C. O., Lee, J., & Elwany, A.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Rahman, Al Mazedur||Rahman, Taieba Tuba||Pei, Zhijian||Ufodike, Chukwuzubelu Okenwa||Lee, Jaesung||Elwany, Alaa

publication date

  • July 2023