Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) production by isolated Halomonas sp. KM-1 using waste glycerol.

  title={Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) production by isolated Halomonas sp. KM-1 using waste glycerol.},
  author={Yoshikazu Kawata and Sei-ichi Aiba},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  volume={74 1},
Biodiesel fuel is favored as a type of carbon neutral energy. To popularize its usage, by-product waste glycerol utilization is a critical problem. We tried to isolate waste glycerol utilizing bacteria, and obtained the alkalo- and halophile bacteria Halomonas sp. KM-1. This strain produced bioplastic poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) in a simple medium and diluted waste glycerol as a sole carbon source. 

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