TITLE

Glycerin bioprocessing goes green

AUTHOR(S)
Coombs, Amy
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Nature Biotechnology;Sep2007, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p953
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the way concerning the alternative uses for crude glycerin in the U.S. In 2006, it is stated that 250 million gallons of biodiesel has been produced leaving five to ten gallons of glycerin left behind. According to Katherine Taconi, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, glycerin can be reused through bioprocessing. She denotes that glycerin can be converted to bioplastics, organic soil treatments, laboratory reagents and biofuel through fermentation reactions. However, issues about the environmental impact for biofuel production is tackled.
ACCESSION #
26520829

 

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