Bioplastic Production from Oil Producing Plants

Lai Yee Phang, Mitra Mohammadi, Mohd Azwan Jenol, Misri Gozan

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Plant oils are rich in medium-chain triglycerides that can be utilized and converted to biobased chemicals by microorganisms. A wide variety of biobased chemical products can be biosynthesized due to the need to solve the global greenhouse effect and environmental problems. The importance of producing bioplastic by microorganisms has been received attention. The bioconversion of the plant-derived oils to bioplastic materials through microbial platform has received much attention. The utilization of oily wastes and by-products from processing of oil producing plants has also gained research interest in bioplastic production toward zero waste emission. This chapter focuses on the utilization of various plant oils and their by-products as substrates for polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production by microorganisms. This chapter describes microbial platform development based on metabolic engineering to enable the production of various types of polymers. The challenges and prospects of PHA production from plant oils and by-products from the oil-processing industry will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiorefinery of Oil Producing Plants for Value-Added Products
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783527830756
ISBN (Print)9783527348763
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


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