Production of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) by Ralstonia eutropha JMP 134 with volatile fatty acids from palm oil mill effluent as precursors

Tjandra Setiadi, Martha Aznury, Azis Trianto, Adi Pancoro
  • Water Science & Technology, July 2015, IWA Publishing
  • DOI: 10.2166/wst.2015.391

Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) from Palm Oil Mill Effluents

What is it about?

Polyhydroxyalkanoate or PHA is a biodegradable plastic. This could be produced biologically using volatile fatty acids from palm oil mill effluents.

Why is it important?

Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is a waste from the mills. It could find a beneficial use to produce valuable products.


Professor TJANDRA SETIADI (Author)
Institut Teknologi Bandung

The opportunities to produce products from a waste are bright as shown by this paper.

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