A life-cycle assessment of poly-hydroxybutyrate extraction from microbial biomass using dimethylcarbonate

Serena Righi, Filippo Baioli, Chiara Samorì , Paola Galletti, Carlo Stramigioli, Alessandro Tugnoli, Peter Fantke

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    Abstract

    Plastic materials have wide commercial applicability. However, they are made from non-renewable resources and are characterised by resistance to degradation. Poly-hydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) provides one example of a polymer biodegradable, biocompatible and produced from renewable raw materials. With respect to other bioplastics the share of
    PHAs in the market is very limited because of their commercial costs. To develop more cost effective processes for PHAs production, a multilevel a
    pproach is usually undertaken combining innovative, cheaper and more effective cultivation with safe and cheap extraction and purification methodologies. This study assesses the potential environmental impacts related to a production processes based on the novel protocol to extract PHAs comparing them to the impacts of extraction process based on the use of ha
    logenated hydrocarbons.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th Italian LCA Conference : 10th Convegno dell'Associazione Rete Italiana LCA 2016
    Number of pages11
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event10th Italian LCA Conference: 10th Convegno dell'Associazione Rete Italiana LCA 2016 - Ravenna, Italy
    Duration: 23 Jun 201624 Jun 2016

    Conference

    Conference10th Italian LCA Conference
    CountryItaly
    CityRavenna
    Period23/06/201624/06/2016

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