Process for polylactic acid production using Monascus

R.A. Weusthuis (Inventor), E.J.H. Wolbert (Inventor), J. Springer (Inventor), J. van der Oost (Inventor), G. Eggink (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A process for producing polylactic acid (PLA) comprising the steps: fermenting in a fermentation vessel a micro-organism of the genus Monascusin a medium at a pH less than or equal to 5 under conditions which produce lactic acid into the medium, converting the lacticacid produced into lactide, and polymerizing the lactide to form PLA.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2012055997
Priority date28/10/10
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2012


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