Starmerella bombicola : recent advances on sophorolipid production and prospects of waste stream utilization

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Author(s)

  • Sophie LKW Roelants
  • Raffel D Patria
  • Guneet Kaur
  • Ngai S Lau
  • Chun Y Lau
  • Inge NA Van Bogaert
  • Wim Soetaert

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1007
Journal / PublicationJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Volume94
Issue number4
Early online date9 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

Abstract

Sophorolipids are among the most extensively studied microbial biosurfactants. Starmerella bombicola is the most productive strain known for sophorolipid production, with volumetric productivity of up to 3.7 g L−1 h−1. This review focuses on the two most important aspects that have an influence on sophorolipid commercialization. Firstly, the metabolic engineering achievements of S. bombicola in the last decade are summarized. Secondly, three improvements of the bioprocess are described, including alternative feedstock, fermentation strategy and specially designed bioreactor. Discussion is made on the waste sources that have been used as feedstock for sophorolipid production, and the review also emphasizes the potential of food waste as nutrient source. Fermentation strategies that correlate with the specially designed bioreactors for commercialization are also discussed in detail.

Research Area(s)

  • food waste, genetic modification, sophorolipids, special designed bioreactor, Starmerella bombicola

Citation Format(s)

Starmerella bombicola : recent advances on sophorolipid production and prospects of waste stream utilization. / Wang, Huaimin; Roelants, Sophie LKW; To, Ming H; Patria, Raffel D; Kaur, Guneet; Lau, Ngai S; Lau, Chun Y; Van Bogaert, Inge NA; Soetaert, Wim; Lin, Carol SK.

In: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Vol. 94, No. 4, 04.2019, p. 999-1007.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review