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Recent Advances and Challenges towards Sustainable Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production / Constantina Kourmentza; Jersson Plácido; Nikolaos Venetsaneas; Anna Burniol-Figols; Cristiano Varrone; Hariklia N. Gavala; Maria A. M. Reis

Bioengineering, Volume: 4, Issue: 4, Start page: 55

Swansea University Author: Placido Escobar, Jersson

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Abstract

Sustainable biofuels, biomaterials, and fine chemicals production is a critical matter that research teams around the globe are focusing on nowadays. Polyhydroxyalkanoates represent one of the biomaterials of the future due to their physicochemical properties, biodegradability, and biocompatibility....

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Published in: Bioengineering
ISSN: 2306-5354
Published: 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa38841
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Abstract: Sustainable biofuels, biomaterials, and fine chemicals production is a critical matter that research teams around the globe are focusing on nowadays. Polyhydroxyalkanoates represent one of the biomaterials of the future due to their physicochemical properties, biodegradability, and biocompatibility. Designing efficient and economic bioprocesses, combined with the respective social and environmental benefits, has brought together scientists from different backgrounds highlighting the multidisciplinary character of such a venture. In the current review, challenges and opportunities regarding polyhydroxyalkanoate production are presented and discussed, covering key steps of their overall production process by applying pure and mixed culture biotechnology, from raw bioprocess development to downstream processing
Keywords: polyhydroxyalkanoates; biopolymers; renewable feedstock; mixed microbial consortia; enrichment strategy; pure cultures; synthetic biology; downstream processing
College: Swansea University Medical School
Issue: 4
Start Page: 55