Effect of zero-valent iron nanoparticles on lactate-based chain elongation



Medium-chain carboxylates (MCC) derived from biomass biorefining are attractive biochemicals to uncouple the production of a wide array of products from the use of non-renewable sources. Biological conversion of biomass-derived lactate during secondary fermentation can be steered to produce a variety of MCC through chain elongation. We explored the effects of zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) and lactate enantiomers on substrate consumption, product formation and microbiome composition in batch lactate-based chain elongation.
Date made available11 Feb 2021
PublisherWageningen University & Research


  • metagenome
  • zero-valent iron nanoparticles
  • nZVI
  • lactate conversion

Accession numbers

  • PRJEB41368
  • ERP125133

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