Microbial Lipids for Biodiesel Production and Carotenoids as Value Added By-products - Screening of Industrial Wastewaters As Suitable Feedstock for Oleaginous Red Yeast Rhodotorula Glutinis

T. Schneider, S. Graeff-Hönninger, W.T. French, R. Hernandez, W. Claupein & N. Merkt
The synthesis of single cell oil (SCO) as alternative feedstock for the production of biodiesel as well as the formation of carotenoids as value added by-product of red yeast Rhodotorula glutinis cultivated on wastewaters from sugar refinery and beer production was investigated. Additionally, the ability of R. glutinis to utilize maltose as main carbon source in brewery wastewaters was examined. R. glutinis was able to produce biomass both on sugar refinery (4.86 g L-1) and...