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dc.contributor.authorOliver, Laura
dc.contributor.authorDietrich, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorMarañón, Izaskun
dc.contributor.authorVillarán, Maria Carmen
dc.contributor.authorBarrio, Ramón J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-27T16:05:11Z
dc.date.available2021-01-27T16:05:11Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-16
dc.identifier.citationOliver, Laura, Thomas Dietrich, Izaskun Marañón, Maria Carmen Villarán, and Ramón J. Barrio. “Producing Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: A Review of Sustainable Sources and Future Trends for the EPA and DHA Market.” Resources 9, no. 12 (December 16, 2020): 148. doi:10.3390/resources9120148.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1066
dc.description.abstractOmega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega-3 PUFA) are recognized as being essential compounds for human nutrition and health. The human body generates only low levels of Omega-3 PUFA. Conventional sources of Omega-3 PUFA are from marine origin. However, the global growth of population combined with a better consumer understanding about healthy nutrition leads to the fact that traditional sources are exhausted and therefore not enough to satisfy the demand of Omega-3 PUFA for human diet as well as aquaculture. Microalgae cultivated under heterotrophic conditions is increasingly recognized as a suitable technology for the production of the Omega-3 PUFA. The high cost of using glucose as main carbon source for cultivation is the main challenge to establish economical feasible production processes. The latest relevant studies provide alternative pathways for Omega-3 PUFA production. As preliminary results show, volatile fatty acids (VFA) recovered from waste stream could be a good alternative to the use of glucose as carbon source in microalgae cultivation. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the actual situation of Omega-3 PUFA production, sources and market request to provide a summary on sustainable sources that are being investigated as well as present and future market trends in Omega-3 market.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the European project VOLATILE. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 720777.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleProducing Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: A Review of Sustainable Sources and Future Trends for the EPA and DHA Marketen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/resources9120148en
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/720777/EU/Biowaste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks/VOLATILEen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsHeterotrophic microalgaeen
dc.subject.keywordsSustainable sourcesen
dc.subject.keywordsVolatile fatty aciden
dc.subject.keywordsDocosahexaenoic aciden
dc.subject.keywordsMarket trendsen
dc.subject.keywordsNutritionen
dc.identifier.essn2079-9276en
dc.issue.number12en
dc.journal.titleResourcesen
dc.page.initial148en
dc.volume.number9en


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