Cost-effective production of bioplastic polyhydroxybutyrate via introducing heterogeneous constitutive promoter and elevating acetyl-Coenzyme A pool of rapidly growing cyanobacteria

So Young Lee, Jeong Seop Lee, Sang Jun Sim

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Abstract

Bioplastic production using cyanobacteria can be an effective strategy to cope with environmental problems caused by using petroleum-based plastics. Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973 with heterogeneous phaCAB can produce bioplastic polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) with a high CO2 uptake rate. For cost-effective production of PHB in S. elongatus UTEX 2973, phaCAB was expressed by the constitutive Pcpc560, resulting in the production of 226 mg/L of PHB by only photoautotrophic cultivation without the addition of inducer. Several culture conditions were applied to increase PHB productivity, and when acetate was supplied at a concentration of 1 g/L as an organic carbon source, productivity significantly increased resulting in 607.2 mg/L of PHB and additive cost reduction of more than 300 times was achieved compared to IPTG. Consequently, these results suggest the possibility of cyanobacteria as an agent that can economically produce PHB and as a solution to the problem of petroleum-based plastics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number130297
JournalBioresource technology
Volume394
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Feb

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Keywords

  • Biological CO conversion
  • Bioplastic
  • Bioprocess
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Strain engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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