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- Glycerol: A promising and abundant carbon source for industrial microbiology
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Universidade do Estado da Bahia (UNEB)
- Mannheim Univ Appl Sci
- Banco do Nordeste do Brasil (BNB)
- Bahia State University (Uneb)
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia (FAPESB)
- São Paulo State University (Unesp)
- ETENE/FUNDECI: convenio BNB/Uneb 2007/059
- Petroleum is the main energy source utilized in the world, but its availability is limited and the search for new renewable energy sources is of major interest. Biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are among the most promising sources for the substitution of fossil fuels. Biodiesel can replace petroleum diesel, as it is produced from animal fats and vegetable oils, which generate about 10% (w/w) glycerol as the main by-product. The excess glycerol generated may become an environmental problem. since it cannot be disposed of in the environment. One of the possible applications is its use as carbon and energy source for microbial growth in industrial microbiology. Glycerol bioconversion in valuable chemicals, such as 1,3-propanediol, dihydroxyacetone, ethanol, succinate etc. is discussed in this review article. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Biotechnology Advances. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V. Ltd, v. 27, n. 1, p. 30-39, 2009.
- Pergamon-Elsevier B.V. Ltd
- Carbon source
- Industrial microbiology
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