Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development

ISSN: 2376-0214

Open Access

Amina Ahmed El-Imam

United Kingdom

  • Review Article
    Fermentative Itaconic Acid Production
    Author(s): Amina Ahmed El-Imam and Chenyu DuAmina Ahmed El-Imam and Chenyu Du

    Itaconic acid is an organic acid that is used as a platform chemical for the production of various value added chemicals such as poly-itaconic acid, resins biofuel components, ionomer cements etc. Itaconic acid and its derivatives have wide applications in the textile, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The depletion of fossil fuels and the need for sustainable development require that fermentative itaconic acid production replace petroleumbased methods of itaconic acid production. Various microorganisms have been employed in itaconic acid fermentations, with the most prolific producer being Aspergillus terreus. Over 80 g/L itaconic acid has been produced in fermentations using glucose. However, there is an increasing interest in the utilization of lignocellulosic materials for itaconic acid production due to the concern of food security. This review summarizes the latest progres.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2376-0214.1000119

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