University of Vigo posted this:Valorization of whey and vinasses by producing antimicrobial extracts using biotechnological processesThis invention is based on the production of antimicrobial extracts with potential application against pathogenic microorganisms. The biotechnological production of antimicrobial metabolites was carried out using Lactobacillus plantarum strains. Two industrial wastes, whey, and wine distilled lees (or vinasses) were assayed in order to make the process economically competitive with regard to the chemical one. The extracts are mainly composed by lactic acid, 3-phenyllactic and bacteriocins. Whey was enzymatically hydrolyzed and the solutions were fermented sequentially or simultaneously. The bioprocesses were carried out continuously or discontinuously
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Sustainable production of biofuel (bioethanol) from shellfish wasteThe research group of Plant Pathology at the University of Alicante has developed a new process by using fungi to produce biofuel (bioethanol) and fungal biomass for agrobiotech use from shellfish waste. It is a sustainable alternative to agroforestry crops currently used. The current technology stands out because it uses chitosan as the sole source of nutrients, and produces bioethanol in profitable, sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. The research group is looking for companies or investors partners interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel photobioreactor for mass cultivation of microalgaeThe main innovation of this invention is: • This novel photobioreactor combines the mechanism of a bubble column with the air-lift type for higher biomass production than that obtained for both systems separately.
biochemize sl posted this:Technological platform focused on biocatalysis to perform chemical reactions capable to substitute manufacturing processes (technology needed, timing, yield, costs, risks) based on classical organic chemistry.Our biotechnology CRO designs, optimizes and develops industrial-scale bioprocesses for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and other molecules with high added value, by using the platform of scientific and technical biocatalysis and microbial fermentation, which has developed several novel reactions in this field are offered in chemical and pharmaceutical companies to collaborate in reducing the operating costs of their processes by applying these techniques.
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:New specific and optimized culture medium based on glycerine that increases the yield of processes for producing ethanol and hydrogenExploitation of the large amounts of glycerine produced as a by-product of the production of biodiesel and similar industrial processes. The employment of this culture medium increases the production yield of ethanol and hydrogen, in comparison with that obtained from the use of other sources of carbon. The effect of optimizing the culture medium is to reduce the costs and save energy in the industrial-scale fermentation process. No other alternative culture media exist that have been formulated and optimized for E. coli that would allow greater production yields of ethanol to be obtained. It represents a simple and attractive way of producing hydrogen and ethanol from a carbon source of low price and in plentiful supply. The high degree of reduction of the glycerine, in comparison with sugars, allows reduced chemical compounds such as succinate, xylitol, propionate, hydrogen and others to be obtained.