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Microbial production of propionate from carbon monoxide/syngas and glycerol

  • Mestrado em Biotecnologia, 2017

Abstract

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a polluting gas produced by several industrial sectors (e.g. energy, chemical industry). It is also a major component of syngas generated from the gasification of carbon-containing materials. Glycerol is an inevitable byproduct generated in large amounts during the production processes of both bioethanol and biodiesel industries. Syngas/CO and glycerol can be used by some anaerobes to produce fuels or valuable chemicals. The aim of this work was to construct a microbial consortium capable of converting CO/ Syngas and/or glycerol to propionate. Propionate is a value-adde ...

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