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.