Characterizing Yarrowia lipolytica as a cell factory for sustainable bioprocesses

Patrice Lubuta, Mhairi Workman

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    With current global focus on renewable and sustainable technologies, there is a strong need to develop innovative solutions in industrial biotechnology. The non-conventional yeast Yarrowia lipolytica has considerable potential as a versatile cell factory, especially when compared to the typically applied organisms such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae which utilizes glycerol very slowly and requires genetic engineering for conversion of lignocellulosic sugar monomers xylose and arabinose. In this study we could show that Y. lipolytica IBT 446 is versatile and interesting as a biorefinery cell factory, as it is natural capable to utilize sugars typically found in plant hydrolysates (glucose, xylose, arabinose) together with glycerol in mixed carbon cultivations. Furthermore the strains W29 and H222 are naturally capable of conversion of glycerol, glucose and xylose.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event12th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries - Ghent, Belgium
    Duration: 30 May 20161 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 12


    Conference12th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries
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