Carbon Sources for Polyhydroxyalkanoates and an Integrated Biorefinery

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620318
Title:
Carbon Sources for Polyhydroxyalkanoates and an Integrated Biorefinery
Authors:
Jiang, Guozhan; Hill, David; Kowalczuk, Marek; Johnston, Brian; Adamus, Grazyna; Irorere, Victor; Radecka, Iza ( 0000-0003-3257-8803 )
Abstract:
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a group of bioplastics that have a wide range of applications. Extensive progress has been made in our understanding of PHAs’ biosynthesis, and currently, it is possible to engineer bacterial strains to produce PHAs with desired properties. The substrates for the fermentative production of PHAs are primarily derived from food-based carbon sources, raising concerns over the sustainability of their production in terms of their impact on food prices. This paper gives an overview of the current carbon sources used for PHA production and the methods used to transform these sources into fermentable forms. This allows us to identify the opportunities and restraints linked to future sustainable PHA production. Hemicellulose hydrolysates and crude glycerol are identified as two promising carbon sources for a sustainable production of PHAs. Hemicellulose hydrolysates and crude glycerol can be produced on a large scale during various second generation biofuels’ production. An integration of PHA production within a modern biorefinery is therefore proposed to produce biofuels and bioplastics simultaneously. This will create the potential to offset the production cost of biofuels and reduce the overall production cost of PHAs.
Citation:
Carbon Sources for Polyhydroxyalkanoates and an Integrated Biorefinery 2016, 17 (7):1157 International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Publisher:
MDPI
Journal:
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(7), 1157)
Issue Date:
11-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620318
DOI:
10.3390/ijms17071157
Additional Links:
http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/17/7/1157
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1661-6596
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dc.contributor.authorJiang, Guozhanen
dc.contributor.authorHill, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorKowalczuk, Mareken
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Brianen
dc.contributor.authorAdamus, Grazynaen
dc.contributor.authorIrorere, Victoren
dc.contributor.authorRadecka, Izaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T10:04:02Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-20T10:04:02Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-11-
dc.identifier.citationCarbon Sources for Polyhydroxyalkanoates and an Integrated Biorefinery 2016, 17 (7):1157 International Journal of Molecular Sciencesen
dc.identifier.issn1661-6596en
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijms17071157-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620318-
dc.description.abstractPolyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a group of bioplastics that have a wide range of applications. Extensive progress has been made in our understanding of PHAs’ biosynthesis, and currently, it is possible to engineer bacterial strains to produce PHAs with desired properties. The substrates for the fermentative production of PHAs are primarily derived from food-based carbon sources, raising concerns over the sustainability of their production in terms of their impact on food prices. This paper gives an overview of the current carbon sources used for PHA production and the methods used to transform these sources into fermentable forms. This allows us to identify the opportunities and restraints linked to future sustainable PHA production. Hemicellulose hydrolysates and crude glycerol are identified as two promising carbon sources for a sustainable production of PHAs. Hemicellulose hydrolysates and crude glycerol can be produced on a large scale during various second generation biofuels’ production. An integration of PHA production within a modern biorefinery is therefore proposed to produce biofuels and bioplastics simultaneously. This will create the potential to offset the production cost of biofuels and reduce the overall production cost of PHAs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/17/7/1157en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Molecular Sciencesen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectpolyhydroxyalkanoatesen
dc.subjectmicroorganismsen
dc.subjectcarbon sourcesen
dc.subjectbiorefineryen
dc.titleCarbon Sources for Polyhydroxyalkanoates and an Integrated Biorefineryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences (Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(7), 1157)en
dc.date.accepted2016-07-
rioxxterms.funderthe Research Investment Fund, University of Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton, UK)en
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW201216IRen
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-12-20en
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