P29 MicroMBT: Microbial communities and moving bed technology as tools for conversion of marine biomass

P29 MicroMBT: Microbial communities and moving bed technology as tools for conversion of marine biomass

Concetta De Santi1, Ragnhild Dragøy Whitaker2, Elin Moe3, Fredrik Almqvist4, Nils-Peder Willassen1 and Peik Haugen1

1Department Of Chemistry, Uit-The Arctic University Of Norway, NOR

2Norwegian Institute Of Food, Fisheries And Aquaculture Research, NOR
3Instituto De Tecnologia Quimica E Biologica, PRT
4Department Of Chemistry, Umeå University, SWE

Successful development of a European bioeconomy will depend on our ability to make better and more profitable use of available marine biomasses.

Using Moving Bed Technology (MBT) the MicroMBT project aims at using microbial communities for conversion of cheap marine biomasses to desirable products.

Genome sequenced strains will be used to assemble synthetic communities based on their known genetic and metabolic potentials. Inspired by the RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture system) technology, the bacterial communities will be established as biofilm on the surface of plastic carriers and used as microfactories in micro- and lab-scale bioreactors, together with enzymatically processed fish peptide hydrolysates, as input medium. Finally, the biorefinery process will be tested under industrial relevant conditions.

Spent medium will be subjected to analytic analyses to profile the global pool of metabolites, and identify and quantify desired products of commercial interest.