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Chalima, A; de Castro, LF; Burgstaller, L; Sampaio, P; Carolas, AL; Gildemyn, S; Velghe, F; Ferreira, BS; Pais, C; Neureiter, M; Dietrich, T; Topakas, E.
(2021): Waste-derived volatile fatty acids as carbon source for added-value fermentation approaches
FEMS MICROBIOL LETT. 2021; 368(9), fnab054 FullText FullText_BOKU

The establishment of a sustainable circular bioeconomy requires the effective material recycling from biomass and biowaste beyond composting/fertilizer or anaerobic digestion/bioenergy. Recently, volatile fatty acids attracted much attention due to their potential application as carbon source for the microbial production of high added-value products. Their low-cost production from different types of wastes through dark fermentation is a key aspect, which will potentially lead to the sustainable production of fuels, materials or chemicals, while diminishing the waste volume. This article reviews the utilization of a volatile fatty acid platform for the microbial production of polyhydroxyalkanoates, single cell oil and omega-3 fatty acids, giving emphasis on the fermentation challenges for the efficient implementation of the bioprocess and how they were addressed. These challenges were addressed through a research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme entitled 'VOLATILE-Biowaste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks'.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Burgstaller Lukas
Neureiter Markus

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