MicroMBT: Discovery and training of microbial biocatalysts for biomass conversion using moving bed technology (MBT)

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A culture collection of >100 genome sequenced marine bacteria from the Arctic region, and the Moving Bed Technology (MBT) will be used as tools to increase the value of marine rest raw materials. The bacterial isolates have been screened for biocatalyst activities (e.g., PUFA production, lipases, proteases), and hence represent an excellent starting point for this project. Inspired by the RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture system) technology, the idea is to establish and optimize microbial communities on MBT biobeads. The bacterial communities will be specifically trained into microfactories for conversion of low value rest-raw material from the fish industry. The process will be analogous to RAS, where biofilters are used to convert waste into non-toxic products. Water and lipid phases from spent medium will be collected and screened for potential products. In summary, the robust MBT method will be used in a completely new area, to convert cheap marine biomasses into new products.


A culture collection of >100 genome sequenced marine bacteria from the Arctic region, and the Moving Bed Technology (MBT) will be used as tools to increase the value of marine rest raw materials. The bacterial isolates have been screened for biocatalyst activities (e.g., PUFA production, lipases, proteases), and hence represent an excellent starting point for this project. Inspired by the RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture system) technology, the idea is to establish and optimize microbial communities on MBT biobeads. The bacterial communities will be specifically trained into microfactories for conversion of low value rest-raw material from the fish industry. The process will be analogous to RAS, where biofilters are used to convert waste into non-toxic products. Water and lipid phases from spent medium will be collected and screened for potential products. In summary, the robust MBT method will be used in a completely new area, to convert cheap marine biomasses into new products.

Start: January 01. 2016
End: June 30. 2019

Project categories: Applied Research
Academic disciplines: Biotechnology
Keywords: Enzymes / Bioreactors / Biomass Resources / Microbial community / Metabolic analysis




Funding:

Funding: Research Council of Norway (RCN)


Participants:

Peik Haugen
Sunniva Katharina Thode
Marcin Miroslaw Pierechod
Concetta De Santi


Results:

  1. Microbial communities and moving bed technology as tools for conversion of marine biomass (Lecture)
  2. MicroMBT: Microbial communities and moving bed technology as tools for Conversion of marine biomass (Lecture)
  3. MicroMBT: Microbial communities and moving bed technology as tools for conversion of marine biomass (Poster)
  4. MicroMBT (Academic lecture)
  5. MicroMBT: Microbial communities and moving bed technology as tools for conversion of marine biomass (Poster)
  6. MicroMBT: Microbial communities and moving bed technology as tools for conversion of marine biomass (Lecture)
  7. Optimized resource utilization for marine, aquaculture, or agricultural biomass to create higher value products and processes. An introduction of Nofima and Biotep (Academic lecture)
  8. Closely-related Photobacterium strains comprise the majority of bacteria in the gut of migrating Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) (Academic article)
  9. Blue Legasea, Norwegian Center of Excellence (Lecture)
  10. Maximizing the value of blue biomass – from local to global perspective (Academic lecture)
  11. A microbiome approach to conversion of underutilized marine side-streams into industry-relevant small molecules and cold-active enzymes (Academic lecture)
  12. Kan lage store verdier av fiskeslo (Interview)