Author(s): Nonato RV, Mantelatto PE, Rossell CE
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Abstract Poly 3-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) and related copolymers can be advantageously produced when integrated into a sugarcane mill. In this favorable scenario, the energy necessary for the production process is provided by biomass. Carbon dioxide emissions to the environment are photosynthetically assimilated by the sugarcane crop and wastes are recycled to the cane fields. The polymer can be produced at low cost considering the availability of a low-price carbon source and energy.
This article was published in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol
and referenced in Advancements in Genetic Engineering