Exploiting microbial growth on hydrocarbons - new markets

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Abstract

The prospect of producing microbial single-cell protein (SCP) from cheap hydrocarbon energy sources gave the study of hydrocarbon metabolism a major boost in the 1960s and 1970s. Although SCP proved commercially unsuccessful, the improved understanding of microbial hydrocarbon metabolism is helping the development of new applications in the production of fine chemicals, and in the rational optimization of bioremediation strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993

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