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Succinic Acid Production from Low Value Biomass


We aim to develop processes to convert low-grade wastes to products, such as various cellulose streams, with higher added values, based on previous experience with Fibrobacter Succinogenes, which can convert cellulose directly to succinic acid.


The technical challenge in achieving this is that this bacterium is a strict anaerobe, so development of the reactor design and operating protocols are critical. We have already demonstrated anaerobic operation of one reactor design in the conditions required for Fibrobacter, and wish to build on this work.


For more details, please contact Prof Adam Harvey.




 Last modified: 04-Aug-2017