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Biopolymers produced as microbial carbon storage systems, such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), offer potential to be used in place of petrochemically derived plastics. Low-value organic feedstocks, such as food waste, have been explored as a potential substrate for the microbial production of PHAs. In this review, we discuss the biosynthesis, composition and producers of PHAs, with a particular focus on the genetic and process engineering efforts to utilise non-native substrates, derived from food waste from across the entire supply chain, for microbial growth and PHA production. We highlight a series of studies that have achieved impressive advances and discuss the challenges of producing PHAs with consistent composition and properties from mixed and variable food waste and by-products.
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Lignin Valorization in Cellulosic Ethanol Plants: Biocatalytic Conversion via Ferulic Acid to High Value Chemicals
1/01/17 → 31/12/22