Bio-Based Processes for Material and Energy Production from Waste Streams under Acidic Conditions

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Cetecioglu Z., Atasoy M., Cenian A., Solowski G., Trcek J., UĞURLU A., ...More

FERMENTATION-BASEL, vol.8, no.3, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/fermentation8030115
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: bio-based production, acidogenic conditions, fermentation, organic acids, biohydrogen, biomethane, bioleaching, VOLATILE FATTY-ACIDS, PQQ-DEPENDENT ADH, ACETIC-ACID, ANAEROBIC-DIGESTION, RARE-EARTH, ACIDOGENIC FERMENTATION, ACETOBACTER-ACETI, ASPERGILLUS-NIGER, SEWAGE-SLUDGE, LACTIC-ACID
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The revolutionary transformation from petrol-based production to bio-based production is becoming urgent in line with the rapid industrialization, depleting resources, and deterioration of the ecosystem. Bio-based production from waste-streams is offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution. It offers several advantages, such as a longer operation period, less competition for microorganisms, higher efficiency, and finally, lower process costs. In the current study, several bio-based products (organic acids, biomethane, biohydrogen, and metal leachates) produced under acidic conditions are reviewed regarding their microbial pathways, processes, and operational conditions. Furthermore, the limitations both in the production process and in the scale-up are evaluated with future recommendations.