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Production of polymers by cyanobacteria grown in wastewater: current status, challenges and future perspectives

Author
Arias , D.M.; Garcia, J.; Uggetti, E.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
New biotechnology
Date of publication
2020-03
Volume
55
First page
46
Last page
57
DOI
10.1016/j.nbt.2019.09.001
Project funding
Ajuts per a contractació IJCI-2014-21594
Biogas production from microalgae-bacteria consortia grown in closed photobioreactors for wastewater treatment
Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1871678419300226 Open in new window
Abstract
Cyanobacteria are prokaryotic oxygenic phototrophs receiving attention in a wide variety of technological applications such as food and feed supplements and production of valuable polymers. Among these, carbohydrates (e.g. glycogen) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are of increasing interest due to their potential as a biofuel substrate and bioplastics, respectively. However, biofuels and bioplastics from cyanobacteria have seen many years of effort towards commercialization with only limited su...
Keywords
Biofuels, Bioplastics, Microalgae, Mixed cultures, Wastewater treatment
Group of research
GEMMA - Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology

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