Waste4Lip

Project Title
Lipid Production by Yarrowia lipolytica growing on waste/wastewater streams
Project Type
Nacional / Public
Funding Body
Funding Program
Projetos conjuntos de Investigação Científica e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico - TÜBITAK 2014
Reference
TUBITAK/0009/2014
Funding
  • CEB: 96 656,00
  • Total: 96 656,00
Start
01-01-2017
End
31-12-2019
Partnership
Universidade do Minho, Istambul Technical University

Principal Investigator

Team Members - CEB

Fellowship Members - CEB

Abstract

This project aims the optimization of growth and lipid accumulation in Yarrowia lipolytica, an well-known oleaginous yeast, using waste/wastewater streams: Organic fraction of municipal solid wastes, landfill leachate, olive mill wastewater, molasses and crude glycerol as by product of biodiesel production process. Fed-batch strategies in stirred tank Reactors (STR) for biomass and lipids production will be optimized with wastes based mediums. Single Cell Oil (SCO) in airlift type bioreactors will be also studied and compared with STR. SCO produced will be characterized to be evaluated as good alternative of vegetable oils for biodiesel production.