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Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 887–894 | Cite as

Biotechnological production of acrylic acid from biomass

  • H. DannerEmail author
  • M. Ürmös
  • M. Gartner
  • R. Braun
Session 5: Specialty Chemicals with Emphasis on Environmentally Benign Products and Processes

Abstract

The quantitative conversion of lactic acid to acrylic acid would open a new market for renewable resources within the chemical industry. This paper focuses on the theoretical ways of producing acrylics out of renewable resources. It summarizes possible fermentation routes from carbohydrates to acrylic acid and reviews former research activities in this area. It also illustrates novel approaches involving recombinant microorganisms.

Index Entries

Clostridium propionicutn acrylic acid lactic acid biomass 

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© Humana Press Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department for Environmental BiotechnologyInstitute for Agrobiotechnology Tulln (IFA-Tulln)TullnAustria

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