AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Microbial Lipid Production with Oleaginous Yeasts

by Ines Schulze

Institution: Universität Karlsruhe
Year: 2014
Keywords: screening, oleaginous yeasts, microbial lipid production, process coupling
Record ID: 1099152
Full text PDF: http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/documents/3198077


Oleaginous microorganisms are able to convert carbon sources into storage lipids which are suited for diverse industrial applications as alternative for plant oil, fossil fuels and fish oil. A coupled process of oleaginous yeast and microalgae was performed to recycle the emitted greenhouse gas CO2 produced by the heterotrophic yeast. Furthermore, three yeast isolates from soil samples were identified as oleaginous: Cryptococcus podzolicus, Trichosporon porosum, Pichia segobiensis.