Conversion of Glycerol-rich Product (GRP) into Biopolymers

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Abstract

The objective of this work was the conversion of glycerol-rich byproduct (GRP), obtained in biodiesel production facilities, into biopolymers using a Pseudomonas strain. Two distinct biopolymers were simultaneously produced: an extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) and intracellular polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB). In fed-batch mode, the maximum cellular PHB content was 39 % of cell dry weight and the maximum EPS concentration was 12 g/l. The use of glycerol as carbon source greatly reduces production costs of the process, allowing for the valorization of GRP by its conversion to high-value products.
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Title of host publicationCLEAN TECHNOLOGY 2008: BIO ENERGY, RENEWABLES, GREEN BUILDING, SMART GRID, STORAGE, AND WATER
EditorsM Laudon, B Romanowicz, DL Laird
Pages552-553
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
EventClean Technology and Sustainable Industries Conference and Trade Show -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceClean Technology and Sustainable Industries Conference and Trade Show
Period1/01/08 → …

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