Microbial Genes for a Circular and Sustainable Bio-PET EconomyCitation formats

  • Authors:
  • Manuel Salvador
  • Umar Abdulmutalib
  • Jaime Gonzalez
  • Juhyun Kim
  • Alex A. Smith
  • And 4 others
  • External authors:
  • Jean-Loup Faulon
  • Ren Wei
  • Wolfgang Zimmermann
  • Jose I. Jimenez

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Microbial Genes for a Circular and Sustainable Bio-PET Economy. / Salvador, Manuel; Abdulmutalib, Umar; Gonzalez, Jaime; Kim, Juhyun; Smith, Alex A.; Faulon, Jean-Loup; Wei, Ren; Zimmermann, Wolfgang; Jimenez, Jose I.

In: Genes, Vol. 10, No. 5, 16.05.2019.

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Harvard

Salvador, M, Abdulmutalib, U, Gonzalez, J, Kim, J, Smith, AA, Faulon, J-L, Wei, R, Zimmermann, W & Jimenez, JI 2019, 'Microbial Genes for a Circular and Sustainable Bio-PET Economy', Genes, vol. 10, no. 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10050373

APA

Salvador, M., Abdulmutalib, U., Gonzalez, J., Kim, J., Smith, A. A., Faulon, J-L., ... Jimenez, J. I. (2019). Microbial Genes for a Circular and Sustainable Bio-PET Economy. Genes, 10(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10050373

Vancouver

Salvador M, Abdulmutalib U, Gonzalez J, Kim J, Smith AA, Faulon J-L et al. Microbial Genes for a Circular and Sustainable Bio-PET Economy. Genes. 2019 May 16;10(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10050373

Author

Salvador, Manuel ; Abdulmutalib, Umar ; Gonzalez, Jaime ; Kim, Juhyun ; Smith, Alex A. ; Faulon, Jean-Loup ; Wei, Ren ; Zimmermann, Wolfgang ; Jimenez, Jose I. / Microbial Genes for a Circular and Sustainable Bio-PET Economy. In: Genes. 2019 ; Vol. 10, No. 5.

Bibtex

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title = "Microbial Genes for a Circular and Sustainable Bio-PET Economy",
abstract = "Plastics have become an important environmental concern due to their durability and resistance to degradation. Out of all plastic materials, polyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are amenable to biological degradation due to the action of microbial polyester hydrolases. The hydrolysis products obtained from PET can thereby be used for the synthesis of novel PET as well as become a potential carbon source for microorganisms. In addition, microorganisms and biomass can be used for the synthesis of the constituent monomers of PET from renewable sources. The combination of both biodegradation and biosynthesis would enable a completely circular bio-PET economy beyond the conventional recycling processes. Circular strategies like this could contribute to significantly decreasing the environmental impact of our dependence on this polymer. Here we review the efforts made towards turning PET into a viable feedstock for microbial transformations. We highlight current bottlenecks in degradation of the polymer and metabolism of the monomers, and we showcase fully biological or semisynthetic processes leading to the synthesis of PET from sustainable substrates.",
keywords = "plastics, biodegradation, sustainability, upcycling, biotransformations, polyethylene terephthalate, terephthalate, ethylene glycol",
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RIS

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T1 - Microbial Genes for a Circular and Sustainable Bio-PET Economy

AU - Salvador, Manuel

AU - Abdulmutalib, Umar

AU - Gonzalez, Jaime

AU - Kim, Juhyun

AU - Smith, Alex A.

AU - Faulon, Jean-Loup

AU - Wei, Ren

AU - Zimmermann, Wolfgang

AU - Jimenez, Jose I.

PY - 2019/5/16

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N2 - Plastics have become an important environmental concern due to their durability and resistance to degradation. Out of all plastic materials, polyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are amenable to biological degradation due to the action of microbial polyester hydrolases. The hydrolysis products obtained from PET can thereby be used for the synthesis of novel PET as well as become a potential carbon source for microorganisms. In addition, microorganisms and biomass can be used for the synthesis of the constituent monomers of PET from renewable sources. The combination of both biodegradation and biosynthesis would enable a completely circular bio-PET economy beyond the conventional recycling processes. Circular strategies like this could contribute to significantly decreasing the environmental impact of our dependence on this polymer. Here we review the efforts made towards turning PET into a viable feedstock for microbial transformations. We highlight current bottlenecks in degradation of the polymer and metabolism of the monomers, and we showcase fully biological or semisynthetic processes leading to the synthesis of PET from sustainable substrates.

AB - Plastics have become an important environmental concern due to their durability and resistance to degradation. Out of all plastic materials, polyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are amenable to biological degradation due to the action of microbial polyester hydrolases. The hydrolysis products obtained from PET can thereby be used for the synthesis of novel PET as well as become a potential carbon source for microorganisms. In addition, microorganisms and biomass can be used for the synthesis of the constituent monomers of PET from renewable sources. The combination of both biodegradation and biosynthesis would enable a completely circular bio-PET economy beyond the conventional recycling processes. Circular strategies like this could contribute to significantly decreasing the environmental impact of our dependence on this polymer. Here we review the efforts made towards turning PET into a viable feedstock for microbial transformations. We highlight current bottlenecks in degradation of the polymer and metabolism of the monomers, and we showcase fully biological or semisynthetic processes leading to the synthesis of PET from sustainable substrates.

KW - plastics

KW - biodegradation

KW - sustainability

KW - upcycling

KW - biotransformations

KW - polyethylene terephthalate

KW - terephthalate

KW - ethylene glycol

U2 - 10.3390/genes10050373

DO - 10.3390/genes10050373

M3 - Review article

VL - 10

JO - Genes

JF - Genes

SN - 2073-4425

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