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Biovalorization Of Olive Mill Wastewater To Microbial Lipids And Other Products via Rhodotorula Glutinis Fermentation



Project Abstract

The main objective of the RHODOLIVE project is to develop a sustainable bioprocess for OMW bioremediation with R. glutinis in order to produce high value-added bioproducts; such as carotenoids, bioactive phenolic compounds, lipids etc. RHODOLIVE suggests an innovative circular bioeconomy approach for the valorization of this side-stream of the food industry, by treating the OMW with a non-conventional yeast, in order to accumulate and produce microbial lipids, biophenols and carotenoids, which will be used in the development of functional food products. The demonstration in our project will focus on food products, meanwhile these compounds are also frequently used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals.

RHODOLIVE is funded by the ERA CoBioTech partners: BMBF, MIUR, VIAA, MIZS, AEI, TUBITAK and co-funded by the European Union.

Project Start: June 2018  Duration: 36 months
Project Budget:  Total Cost: 1.928.000 Euro, Funding: 1.509.000 Euro
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HES – higher education sector – university
REC – research organisation
LE – large enterprise