Reaction engineering characterization of the lipid production from diluted sugar mixtures with Trichosporon oleaginosus

Andrea Meo, Doctoral Thesis Technical University of Munich, 2016


Residual plant biomass often contains both only low amounts of biotechnologically utilizable carbon sources and inhibitory components. Extracted algae hydrolysate was used as an example. Microbial oils were efficiently produced with the oleaginous yeast Trichosporon oleaginosus even at low sugar concentrations by using a membrane bioreactor with total cell retention. Microbial lipid production was enabled by strongly reducing the phosphate concentration in the algae hydrolysate by precipitation.



  • Meo A, Priebe X, Weuster-Botz D (2017): Lipid production with Trichosporon oleaginosus in a membrane bioreactor using microalgae hydrolysate. J Biotechnol 241: 1-10.