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    EPSRC Innovation Fellowship: Automating the continuous anaerobic digestion of wheat straw by co-cultures of fungi and methanogens (Auto-Fungan)


    This project aims to meet a requirement for the development of an automated lab-scale bioreactor system that is capable of continuously feeding wheat straw to anaerobic fungus-methanogen co-cultures under aseptic conditions. The newly developed system will be used to study microbial growth in a continuous culture system analogous to their native habitat. Additionally, biomethane production will be compared between fungus-methanogen co-cultures and conventional anaerobic digestion consortia.



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    Harper Adams University


    University of York UK, University of California Santa Barbara US & Nanjing Agricultural University China

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