Camelina Oil as a Promising Substrate for mcl-PHA Production in Pseudomonas sp. Cultures: Daniel Bustamante, Marta Tortajada, Daniel Ramon, Antonia Rojas - Journal of Applied Food Biotechnology - January 2019

Summary: Pseudomonas resinovorans was used for direct fermentation of Camelina oil without prior hydrolysis. A first approach to process development in bioreactor has provided up to 40% (w w-1) polymer content, matching highest medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates titer reported from plant oils (13.2 g l-1). Camelina oil was shown to be a suitable substrate for production of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates. This non-food vegetable oil gave good results for Pseudomonas resinovorans DSM 21078 without any pre-treatment.