Chapter 7. Fermentation-Based Building Blocks for Renewable Resource-Based Surfactants

  1. Mikael Kjellin PhD industrial research leader2 and
  2. Ingegärd Johansson3
  1. Kris Arvid Berglund,
  2. Ulrika Rova and
  3. David B. Hodge

Published Online: 11 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686607.ch7

Surfactants from Renewable Resources

Surfactants from Renewable Resources

How to Cite

Berglund, K. A., Rova, U. and Hodge, D. B. (2010) Fermentation-Based Building Blocks for Renewable Resource-Based Surfactants, in Surfactants from Renewable Resources (eds M. Kjellin and I. Johansson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686607.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden

  2. 3

    AkzoNobel Surfactants, Stenungsund, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Division Chemical Engineering, Luleå, University of Technology, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470760413

Online ISBN: 9780470686607



  • fermentation-based building blocks for renewable resource-based surfactants;
  • fermentation-based building blocks for surfactants;
  • organic acid metabolites - as hydrophilic moiety;
  • sulfosuccinate class of surfactants;
  • sulfonates - largest market share of anionic surfactants;
  • citric, acetic and lactic acid - top three industrial carboxylic acids;
  • filamentous fungi, Aspergillus niger and Candida yeast strains;
  • citric acid recovery from fermentation broths and CaCO3 precipitation;
  • new fermentation-based building blocks;
  • ‘new’ top-ranked building blocks


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Existing and Potential Classes of Surfactants from Biologically Derived Metabolites

  • Fermentation-Based Building Blocks with Large Existing Markets

  • New Fermentation-Based Building Blocks

  • Conclusion

  • References