Biotechnology of succinic acid production and markets for derived industrial products

  title={Biotechnology of succinic acid production and markets for derived industrial products},
  author={J. Gregory Zeikus and Mahendra Kumar Jain and Ponnampalam Elankovan},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Abstract Succinic acid, derived from fermentation of agricultural carbohydrates, has a specialty chemical market in industries producing food and pharmaceutical products, surfactants and detergents, green solvents and biodegradable plastics, and ingredients to stimulate animal and plant growth. As a carbon-intermediate chemical, fermentation-derived succinate has the potential to supply over 2.7 × 108 kg industrial products/year including: 1,4-butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, γ-butyrolactone… Expand

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