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Advances in Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production

by Martin Koller 1,2
1
Institute of Chemistry, University of Graz, NAWI Graz, Heinrichstrasse 28/III, 8010 Graz, Austria
2
ARENA—Association for Resource Efficient and Sustainable Technologies, Inffeldgasse 21b, 8010 Graz, Austria
Academic Editor: Liang Luo
Bioengineering 2017, 4(4), 88; https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering4040088
Received: 5 September 2017 / Revised: 31 October 2017 / Accepted: 31 October 2017 / Published: 2 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production)
This editorial paper provides a synopsis of the contributions to the Bioengineering special issue “Advances in Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production”. It illustrates the embedding of the issue’s individual research articles in the current global research and development landscape related to polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). The article shows how these articles are interrelated to each other, reflecting the entire PHA process chain including strain selection, metabolic and genetic considerations, feedstock evaluation, fermentation regimes, process engineering, and polymer processing towards high-value marketable products. View Full-Text
Keywords: bacteria; copolyester; feedstocks; fermentation; haloarchaea; metabolism; mixed microbial cultures; polyhydroxyalkanoate; strain selection; process engineering; processing; pure culture; sustainability; waste streams bacteria; copolyester; feedstocks; fermentation; haloarchaea; metabolism; mixed microbial cultures; polyhydroxyalkanoate; strain selection; process engineering; processing; pure culture; sustainability; waste streams
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Koller, M. Advances in Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production. Bioengineering 2017, 4, 88.

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