New insights in agar biorefinery with arylsulphatase activities

  title={New insights in agar biorefinery with arylsulphatase activities},
  author={Mickael Cregut and Emmanuel Rondags},
Agar is a major gelling agent used both in food and pharmaceutical applications. Traditional purification of agar is generally performed by sequential time consuming chemical and/or physical steps, leading to both poor recovery yields and low productivities. As a consequence, only 30% of the amount of agar produced is actually available under purified form to feed the world market. The current limiting factor for purification is the presence of sulphated compounds such as sulphated-agaropectin… CONTINUE READING