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.
|Title of host publication||CLEAN TECHNOLOGY 2008: BIO ENERGY, RENEWABLES, GREEN BUILDING, SMART GRID, STORAGE, AND WATER|
|Editors||M Laudon, B Romanowicz, DL Laird|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
|Event||Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Conference and Trade Show - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
|Conference||Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Conference and Trade Show|
|Period||1/01/08 → …|