Optimal utilization of seaweeds in integrated biorefineries

Andre Simons, Florent Collas, A.M. Lopez Contreras

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic


Seaweeds are interesting feedstocks for biorefineries. The green seaweed Ulva lactuca contains a wide variety of carbohydrates and large amounts of protein and ash and can therefore be used for the production of biofuels, chemicals or animal feeds in integrated biorefineries [1, 2]. Rhamnose, one of the main sugars in U. lactuca, can be fermented by Clostridium beijerinckii to acetone, butanol and ethanol (ABE) and 1,2-propanediol (1,2-PD) [2]. The catabolic pathway of rhamnose, however, is not yet well studied in this organism.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventClostridium XIV conference - Hanover, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 201631 Aug 2016


ConferenceClostridium XIV conference
CountryUnited States

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