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BACKGROUND Glycolic acid is a C2 hydroxy acid that is a widely used chemical compound. It can be polymerised to produce biodegradable polymers with excellent gas barrier properties. Currently, glycolic acid is produced in a chemical process using fossil resources and toxic chemicals. Biotechnological production of glycolic acid using renewable resources is(More)
Determination of carboxylic acids in Gluconobacter oxydans fermentations of wheat straw hydrolyzate was carried out. This matrix is of complex composition containing carbohydrates, organic compounds (e.g., amino acids, toxins), and inorganic salts making the analysis challenging even with separation techniques. A method based on capillary electrophoresis(More)
Bioprocess monitoring can improve the understanding and control of biotechnological processes. When analyses are carried out as automated online measurements, manual steps of the analysis procedures are avoided, thus decreasing both the time required for analyses and systematic errors. In this study, an online capillary electrophoresis (CE) system with(More)
Hydrolysates of lignocellulosic biomass, used as substrates for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals often contain high amounts of phenolic compounds inhibiting the production microbiota. Quantification of these inhibitor compounds may help to understand possible difficulties in bioprocessing and further the development of more efficient,(More)
The amino acid composition of cultivation broth is known to affect the biomass accumulation, productivity, and vitality of yeast during cultivation. A separation method based on capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) detection was developed for the determination of amino acid consumption by Saccharomyces cerevisiae during beer(More)
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