Polyhydroxyalkanoate production from renewable resources

Line of research
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are microbial polyesters that are attracting considerable interest as alternatives to traditional plastics, as they come from renewable sources and are completely biodegradable. In this context, the research line focuses on the optimization of an innovative PHA production process based on the use of mixed microbial cultures, selected from activated sludge, and organic waste of agro-industrial r urban origin as raw materials. This makes it possible to combine the production of biopolymers with the treatment and valorizationof waste / waste water.

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