Enhanced polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste by using mixed microbial culture

@inproceedings{Colombo2017EnhancedP,
  title={Enhanced polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste by using mixed microbial culture},
  author={Bianca Colombo and Francesca Favini and Barbara Scaglia and Tommy Pep{\`e} Sciarria and Giuliana d'Imporzano and Michele Pognani and Anna Alekseeva and Giorgio Eisele and Cesare Cosentino and Fabrizio Adani},
  booktitle={Biotechnology for biofuels},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND In Europe, almost 87.6 million tonnes of food waste are produced. Despite the high biological value of food waste, traditional management solutions do not consider it as a precious resource. Many studies have reported the use of food waste for the production of high added value molecules. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) represent a class of interesting bio-polyesters accumulated by different bacterial cells, and has been proposed for production from the organic fraction of municipal… CONTINUE READING