Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Their Importance and Future

Adriana Kovalcik, Stanislav Obruca, Ines Fritz, Ivana Marova

Abstract


This editorial considers biosynthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), polymer processing of PHA, and the use of PHA in production of bioplastics or biocomposites. The views come from a workshop aimed to join students and experts working with PHA or those interested in the application of biopolymers. The goals are 1) to synchronize their opinions with up-to-date knowledge published in the literature within the last 10 years, and 2) to formulate perspectives and conclusions.

Keywords


Biopolymers; Downstream; Fermentation; Polyhydroxyalkanoates

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