Biovalorization of Olive Mill Wastewater (OMW) to Microbial Lipids and Other Products via Rhodotorula glutinis Fermentation

The main objective of our 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. The demonstration in our project will focus on food products, meanwhile these compounds are also frequently used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals.

Duration: 36 months

Budget: 2m €

RHODOLIVE is an ERA CoBioTech project that is an ERA-Net Cofund Action -under H2020- aiming to strengthen the European Research Area in the field of Biotechnology.


  • The National Institute of Chemistry
  • Hajdrihova 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • +386 (0)1 476 02 10

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