Discovery and training of microbial biocatalysts for biomass conversion using moving bed technology (MicroMBT) | Marinebiotech

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Discovery and training of microbial biocatalysts for biomass conversion using moving bed technology (MicroMBT)

Abstract

A culture collection of >100 genome sequenced marine bacteria from the Arctic region, and the Moving Bed Technology (MBT) will be used as tools to increase the value of marine rest raw materials. The bacterial isolates have been screened for biocatalyst activities (e.g., PUFA production, lipases, proteases), and hence represent an excellent starting point for this project. Inspired by the RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture system) technology, the idea is to establish and optimize microbial communities on MBT biobeads. The bacterial communities will be specifically trained into microfactories for conversion of low value rest-raw material from the fish industry. The process will be analogous to RAS, where biofilters are used to convert waste into non-toxic products. Water and lipid phases from spent medium will be collected and screened for potential products. In summary, the robust MBT method will be used in a completely new area, to convert cheap marine biomasses into new products.

Coordinator

Dr Peik Haugen, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Consortium

Name

Organisation

Country

Peik Haugen

UiT-The Arctic University of Norway

Norway

Ragnhild D Whitaker

Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research

Norway

Elin Moe

Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica

Portugal

Fredrik Almqvist

UmeƄ University

Sweden

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