Waste to bioproduct conversion with undefined mixed cultures: the carboxylate platform.

@article{Agler2011WasteTB,
  title={Waste to bioproduct conversion with undefined mixed cultures: the carboxylate platform.},
  author={M. Agler and B. Wrenn and S. Zinder and L. T. Angenent},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          70-8
        }
}
Our societies generate increasing volumes of organic wastes. Considering that we also need alternatives to oil, an opportunity exists to extract liquid fuels or even industrial solvents from these abundant wastes. Anaerobic undefined mixed cultures can handle the complexity and variability of organic wastes, which produces carboxylates that can be efficiently converted to useful bioproducts. However, to date, barriers, such as inefficient liquid product separation and persistence of methanogens… Expand
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