Tandem transformation of glycerol to esters

M.V. Sotenko, M. Rebroš, V.S. Sans, K.N. Loponov, M.G. Davidson, G. Stephens, A.A. Lapkin

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Abstract

Tandem transformation of glycerol via microbial fermentation and enzymatic esterification is presented. The reaction can be performed with purified waste glycerol from biodiesel production in a continuous mode, combining continuous fermentation with membrane-supported enzymatic esterification. Continuous anaerobic fermentation was optimized resulting in the productivity of 2.4 g L -1 h -1 of 1,3-propanediol. Biphasic esterification of 1,3-propanediol was optimized to achieve ester yield of up to 75%. A hollow fibre membrane contactor with immobilized Rhizomucor miehei lipase was demonstrated for the continuous tandem fermentation-esterification process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-397
Number of pages8
Journal Journal of Biotechnology
Volume162
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2012

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    Sotenko, M. V., Rebroš, M., Sans, V. S., Loponov, K. N., Davidson, M. G., Stephens, G., & Lapkin, A. A. (2012). Tandem transformation of glycerol to esters. Journal of Biotechnology, 162(4), 390-397. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2012.05.026