Development of cereal-based biorefineries for the production of biodegradable plastics and platform chemicals

Colin Webb, Apostolis A. Koutinas, Chenyu Du, Ruohang Wang, Yunji Xu, Sze Ki Carol Lin, Rafael Luque, James H. Clark

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Abstract

In the Satake Centre for Grain Process Engineering, cereal-based biorefining strategies are developed for the production of biofuels, biodegradable plastics, and platform chemicals. The use of various microbial feedstocks produced from wheat via the proposed biorefinery for the production of polyhydroxybutyrate and succinic acid was studied. Higher FAN concentration would increase microbial growth leading to enhanced PHB production. A. succinogenes grew well in the wheat-derived complex medium and around 17.1 g/L succinic acid was produced in 66 hr. This experiment demonstrated that the wheat-derived feedstock contain essential nutrients for A. succinogenes growth and succinic acid production. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 12 Nov 200617 Nov 2006
https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-meeting/2006 (Link to Meeting Details)

Conference

Conference2006 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleAIChE 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period12/11/0617/11/06
Internet address

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    Webb, C., Koutinas, A. A., Du, C., Wang, R., Xu, Y., Lin, S. K. C., Luque, R., & Clark, J. H. (2006). Development of cereal-based biorefineries for the production of biodegradable plastics and platform chemicals. In 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting