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Type: Journal article
Title: Production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) from waste potato starch
Author: Haas, R.
Jin, B.
Zepf, F.
Citation: Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 2008; 72(1):253-256
Publisher: Japan Soc Biosci Biotechn Agrochem
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0916-8451
1347-6947
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Richard Haas, Bo Jin, and Florian Tobias Zepf
Abstract: There has been a considerable interest in using low cost carbon substrates for the production of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB). We have shown that saccharified waste potato starch can be used as a viable alternative carbon source in high cell density PHB production. Using Ralstonia eutropha NCIMB 11599 with phosphate limitation, 179 g/l biomass, 94 g/l PHB, Y(biomass/starch) = 0.46 g/g, Y(PHB/starch) = 0.22 g/g, and PHB productivity = 1.47 g/(l*h) were achieved. Residual maltose accumulated in the fed-batch reactor but caused no noticeable inhibition. Performance with saccharified starch was virtually identical to that with glucose.
Keywords: Phosphates
Hydroxybutyrates
Starch
Polyesters
Glucose
Waste Products
Kinetics
Solanum tuberosum
Cupriavidus necator
Description: Copyright © 2008 by Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
DOI: 10.1271/bbb.70503
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