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dc.contributor.authorOliver, Laura
dc.contributor.authorFernández-de-Castro, Laura
dc.contributor.authorDietrich, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorVillaran, Maria Carmen
dc.contributor.authorBarrio, Ramón J.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-13T20:05:23Z
dc.date.available2022-06-13T20:05:23Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-14
dc.identifier.citationOliver, Laura, Laura Fernández-de-Castro, Thomas Dietrich, Maria Carmen Villaran, and Ramón J. Barrio. “Production of Docosahexaenoic Acid and Odd-Chain Fatty Acids by Microalgae Schizochytrium Limacinum Grown on Waste-Derived Volatile Fatty Acids.” Applied Sciences 12, no. 8 (April 14, 2022): 3976. doi:10.3390/app12083976.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1360
dc.description.abstractHeterotrophic microalgae are recognized as a source of bioactive compounds. However, there are still some drawbacks for their use at an industrial scale associated with the high cost of glucose, the main carbon source in heterotrophic cultures. In recent years, significant efforts have been made to investigate more sustainable carbon sources to produce biomass. In this study, the capacity of Schizochytrium limacinum to grow on waste-derived volatile fatty acids and the effect that their use produces on biomass and fatty acids profiles were investigated. Acetic, propionic, butyric, valeric and caproic acid were evaluated independently, as well as in a synthetic mixture (VFA). The use of acetic and butyric resulted in a good biomass productivity, while the use of valeric and propionic acid resulted in higher content of odd-chain fatty acids (OCFA), increasingly investigated due to their potential benefits for human health. The use of industrial waste-derived VFA as a potential carbon source was validated through the utilization of biowaste derived effluents from a volatile fatty acid platform. The biomass produced was of 18.5 g/L, 54.0% lipids, 46.3% docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 25.0% OCFA, concluding that waste derived VFA can produce DHA and OCFA in a suitable ratio of DHA/OCFA with potential industrial applications.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.titleProduction of Docosahexaenoic Acid and Odd-Chain Fatty Acids by Microalgae Schizochytrium limacinum Grown on Waste-Derived Volatile Fatty Acidsen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/app12083976en
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.keywordsVolatile fatty acidsen
dc.subject.keywordsDHAen
dc.subject.keywordsOdd-chain fatty acidsen
dc.identifier.essn2076-3417en
dc.issue.number8en
dc.journal.titleApplied Sciencesen
dc.page.initial3976en
dc.volume.number12en


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