In the future, oil- and gas-derived polymers may be replaced with bio-based polymers, produced from renewable feedstocks using engineered cell factories. Acrylic acid and acrylic esters with an estimated world annual production of approximately 6 million tons by 2017 can be derived from 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3HP), which can be produced by microbial fermentation. For an economically viable process 3HP must be produced at high titer, rate and yield and preferably at low pH to minimize downstream processing costs.
|Journal||Microbial Cell Factories|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
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- 3-Hydroxypropionic acid
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- Redox metabolism
- Metabolic engineering