Project

Biological nitrogen fixation with hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria for food or feed production

Duration
01 July 2018 → 31 October 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
Microbial protein hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria nitrogen recovery microbial ecology synthetic microbial community
 
Project description

Nitrogen recovery with microbial hydrogen oxidation will be demonstrated to produce microbial protein (MP) as food/feed. Microbial communities with desired functionalities will be enriched and characterized. Then, the core and satellite microbiome will be isolated to understand the microbial interactions and to construct high performing synthetic microbial communities. The MP production will
also be demonstrated and optimized at bioreactor scale.