Waste to Bioproducts-Lab

Department of Agronomy Animal Food
Natural resources and Environment



A selection of our recent Publications

Year 2021

• Basaglia M., D'Ambra M., Piubello G., Zanconato V., Favaro L. and Casella S. (2021). Agro-food residues and bioethanol potential: a study for a specific area. Processes , 9(2), 344; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9020344.

• Basaglia M., Favaro L., Torri C., Casella S. (2021). Is pyrolysis bio-oil prone to microbial conversion into added-value products? Renewable Energy 163: 783-791.

• Gracioso L. H., Bellan A., Karolski B., Cardoso L.O.B., Perpetuo E.A., Nascimento C.A.O.D., Giudici R., Pizzocchero V., Basaglia M., Morosinotto T. (2021). Light excess stimulates Poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate yield in a mangrove-isolated strain of Synechocystis sp.Bioresource Technology, 320, 124379.

Year 2020

• Brojanigo, S., Parro, E., Cazzorla, T., Favaro, L., Basaglia, M., and Casella, S. (2020). Conversion of starchy waste streams into polyhydroxyalkanoates using Cupriavidus necator DSM 545. Polymers 12: 1496.

• Corte L., Roscini L., Pierantoni D. C., Pellegrino R. M., Emiliani C., Basaglia M., Favaro L., Casella S., Cardinali G. (2020). Delta-integration of single gene shapes the whole metabolomic short-term response to ethanol of recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. Metabolites 10: 140.

• Cripwell R. A., Favaro L., Viljoen-Bloom M., van Zyl W. H. (2020). Consolidated bioprocessing of raw starch to ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae: achievements and challenges. Biotechnology Advances 107579.

Year 2019

• Favaro L., Basaglia M., Rodriguez J.E.G., Morelli A., Ibraheem O., Pizzocchero V., Casella S. (2019). Bacterial production of PHAs from lipid-rich by-products. Applied Food Biotechnology 6(1): 45-52.

• Roscini L., Favaro L., Corte L., Cagnin L., Colabella C., Basaglia M., Cardinali G, Casella S. (2019). A yeast metabolome-based model for an ecotoxicological approach in the management of lignocellulosic ethanol stillage. Royal Society Open Science 6(1): 180718.

• Favaro L., Basaglia M., Casella S. (2019). Improving polyhydroxyalkanoate production from inexpensive carbon sources by genetic approaches: a review. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 13(1): 208-227.

• Cagnin L., Favaro L., Gronchi N., Rose S.H., Basaglia M., van Zyl W.H., Casella S. (2019). Comparing laboratory and industrial yeast platforms for the direct conversion of cellobiose into ethanol under simulated industrial conditions. FEMS Yeast Research 19 (2).

• Favaro L., Jansen T., van Zyl W.H (2019). Exploring industrial and natural Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for the bio-based economy from biomass: the case of bioethanol. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology 39(6): 800-816.

• Gronchi N., Favaro L., Cagnin L., Brojanigo S., Pizzocchero V., Basaglia M., Casella S. (2019). Novel yeast strains for the efficient saccharification and fermentation of starchy by-products to bioethanol. Energies 19(2): 1-13.

• Furtado D.N., Favaro L., Nero L.A., Gombossy de Melo Franco B.D, Todorov S.D. (2019). Bacteriocin production by Enterococcus hirae DF105Mi isolated from Brazilian goat milk. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 11(4):1391-1402.

• Cripwell R., Rose S.H., Favaro L., van Zyl W.H. (2019). Construction of industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for the efficient consolidated bioprocessing of raw starch. Biotechnology for Biofuels 12:201.

• Myburgh M. W., Cripwell R, Favaro L., van Zyl W.H. (2019). Application of industrial amylolytic yeast strains for the production of bioethanol from broken rice. Bioresource Technology 294:122222.

• Favaro L., Cagnin L., Corte L., Roscini L., De Pascale F., Treu L., Campanaro S., Basaglia M., van Zyl W.H, Casella S., Cardinali G. (2019). Metabolomic alterations do not induce metabolic burden in the industrial yeast M2n[pBKD2-Pccbgl1]-C1 engineered by multiple δ-integration of a fungal β-glucosidase gene. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 7:376.

Year 2018

• de Diego-Diaz B., Treu L., Campanaro S., da Silva Duarte V., Basaglia M., Favaro L., Casella S., Squartini A. (2018). Genome sequence of Rhizobium sullae HCNT1 isolated from Hedysarum coronarium nodules and featuring peculiar denitrification phenotypes. Genome announcements 6(4), e01518-17.

• Gamero J.E.R., Favaro L., Pizzocchero V., Lomolino G., Basaglia M., Casella S (2018). Nuclease expression in efficient polyhydroxyalkanoates-producing bacteria could yield cost reduction during downstream processing. Bioresource Technology 261: 176-181.

• Zardetto S., Basaglia M. (2018). Growth of Staphylococcus aureus and enterotoxin production in fresh egg pasta. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 42: e13753.

Year 2017

• Favaro L., Cagnin L., Basaglia M., Pizzocchero V., van Zyl W.H., Casella S. (2017). Production of bioethanol from multiple waste streams of rice milling. Bioresource Technology 244: 151-159.

• Alibardi L., Green K., Favaro L., Vale P., Soares A., Cartmell E., Bajon Fernandez Y. (2017). Performance and stability of sewage sludge digestion under CO2 enrichment: a pilot study. Bioresource Technology, 245: 581-589.

• Abbondanzi F., Biscaro G., Carvalho G., Favaro L., Lemos P., Paglione M., Samorì C., Torri C. (2017). Fast method for the determination of short-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (scl-PHAs) in bacterial samples by In Vial-Thermolysis (IVT). New Biotechnology 39: 29-35.

• Favaro L., Todorov S.D. (2017). Bacteriocinogenic LAB strains for fermented meat preservation: perspectives, challenges, and limitations. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 9: 444-458.

Year 2016

• Shah A.T., Favaro L., Alibardi L., Cagnin L., Sandon A., Cossu R., Casella S., Basaglia M. (2016). Bacillus sp. strains to produce bio-hydrogen from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. Applied Energy 176: 116-124.

• Favaro L., Corte L., Roscini L., Cagnin L., Tiecco M., Colabella C., Berti A., Basaglia M., Cardinali G., Casella S. (2016). A novel FTIR-based approach to evaluate the interactions between lignocellulosic inhibitory compounds and their effect on yeast metabolism. RSC Advances 6: 47981-47989.

Year 2015

• Baldan E., Basaglia M., Fontana F., Shapleigh J. P., Casella, S. (2015). Development, assessment and evaluation of a biopile for hydrocarbons soil remediation. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 98: 66-72.

• Cripwell R., Favaro L., Rose S.H., Basaglia M., Cagnin L., Casella S., van Zyl W.H.(2015). Utilisation of wheat bran as a substrate for bioethanol production using recombinant cellulases and amylolytic yeast. Applied Energy 160: 610-617.

• Favaro L., Penna A. L. B., Todorov S. D. (2015). Bacteriocinogenic LAB from cheeses-application in biopreservation?. Trends in Food Science & Technology 41:37-48.

• Favaro L., Viktor M.J., Rose S.H., Viljoen-Bloom M., van Zyl W.H., Basaglia M., Cagnin L., Casella S. (2015). Consolidated bioprocessing of starchy substrates into ethanol by industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains secreting fungal amylases. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 9: 1751-1760.

• Povolo S., Basaglia M., Fontana F., Morelli A., Casella, S. (2015). Poly (hydroxyalkanoate) production by Cupriavidus necator from fatty waste can be enhanced by phaZ1 inactivation. Chemical and biochemical engineering Quarterly 29: 67-74.

• Samorì C., Basaglia M., Casella S., Favaro L., Galletti P., Giorgini L., Marchi D., Mazzocchetti L., Torri C., Tagliavini E. (2015). Dimethyl carbonate and switchable anionic surfactants: two effective tools for the extraction of polyhydroxyalkanoates from microbial biomass. Green Chemistry 17:1047-1056.

Year 2014

• Favaro L., Basaglia M., Casella S (2014). Innately robust yeast from grape marc have great potential for lignocellulosic ethanol. Annals of Microbiology 64:1807-1818.

• Favaro L., Basaglia M., Casella S., Hue I., Dousset X., Gombossy de Melo Franco B.D., Todorov S.D. (2014). Bacteriocinogenic potential and safety evaluation of non starter Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from home made white brine cheese. Food Microbiology 38:228-239

• Rahman M. M., Basaglia M., Favaro L., Boz B., Gumiero B., Casella S. (2014). A wooded riparian strip set up for nitrogen removal can affect the water flux microbial composition. Italyn Journal of Agronomy 9: 33-37.

• Rahman M. M., Basaglia M., Vendramin E., Boz B., Fontana F., Gumiero B., Casella, S. (2014). Bacterial diversity of a wooded riparian strip soil specifically designed for enhancing the denitrification process. Biology and fertility of soils 50: 25-35.

• Romanelli M. G., Povolo S., Favaro L., Fontana F., Basaglia M., Casella S. (2014). Engineering Delftia acidovorans DSM39 to produce polyhydroxyalkanoates from slaughterhouse waste. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 71:21-27.

• Schirru S., Favaro L., Mangia N.P., Basaglia M., Casella S., Comunian R., Fancello F., Gombossy de Melo Franco B.D., de Souza Oliveira R.P., Todorov S.D. (2014). Comparison of bacteriocins production from Enterococcus faecium strains in cheese whey and optimised commercial MRS medium. Annals of Microbiology 64:321-331.

• Torri C., Cordiani H., Samorì C., Favaro L., Fabbri D. (2014). Fast procedure for the analysis of poly (hydroxyalkanoate) s in bacterial cells by off-line pyrolysis/gas-chromatography with flame ionization detector. Journal of Chromatography A 1359:230-236.

Year 2013

• Boz B., Rahman M. M., Bottegal M., Basaglia M., Squartini A., Gumiero B., Casella, S. (2013). Vegetation, soil and hydrology management influence denitrification activity and the composition of nirK-type denitrifier communities in a newly afforested riparian buffer. New biotechnology 30: 675-684.

• Favaro L., Basaglia M., van Zyl W.H., Casella S. (2013). Using an efficient fermenting yeast enhances ethanol production from unfiltered wheat bran hydrolysates. Applied Energy 102:170-178.

• Favaro L., Jooste T., Basaglia M., Rose S.H., Saayman M., Görgens J.F., Casella S., van Zyl W.H. (2013). Designing industrial yeasts for the consolidated bioprocessing of starchy biomass to ethanol. Bioengineered 4:97-102.

• Favaro L., Corich C., Giacomini A., Basaglia M., Casella S. (2013). Grape marcs as unexplored source of new yeasts for future biotechnological applications. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 29:1551-1562.

• Favaro L., Alibardi L., Lavagnolo M.C., Casella S., Basaglia M. (2013). Effects of inoculum and indigenous microflora on hydrogen production from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38:11774-11779.

• Favaro L., Basaglia M., Trento A., van Rensburg E., García-Aparicio M., van Zyl W.H., Casella S. (2013). Exploring grape marcs as trove for new thermo- and inhibitor-tolerant yeasts for second generation bioethanol. Biotechnology for Biofuels 6:168.

• Povolo S., Romanelli M.G., Basaglia M., Ilieva V. I., Corti A., Morelli A., Casella S. (2013). Polyhydroxyalkanoate biosynthesis by Hydrogenophaga pseudoflava DSM1034 from structurally unrelated carbon sources. New biotechnology 30: 629-634.

Year 2012

• Alibardi L., Favaro L., Lavagnolo M.C., Basaglia M., Casella S. (2012). Effects of heat treatment on microbial communities of granular sludge for biological hydrogen production. Water Science and Technology 66:1483-1490.

• Favaro L., Basaglia M., Casella S. (2012). Processing wheat bran into ethanol using mild treatments and highly fermentative yeasts. Biomass and Bioenergy 46:605-617.

• Favaro L., Jooste T., Basaglia M., Rose S.H., Saayman M., Görgens J.F., Casella S., van Zyl W.H. (2012). Codon-optimized glucoamylase sGAI of Aspergillus awamori improves starch utilization in an industrial yeast. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 95:957-968.

• Povolo S., Romanelli M. G., Fontana F., Basaglia M., Casella, S. (2012). Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from fatty wastes. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 20: 944-949.

• Schirru S., Todorov S.D., Favaro L., Mangia N.P., Basaglia M., Casella S., Comunian R., Gombossy de Melo Franco B.D., Deiana P. (2012). Sardinian goat’s milk as source of bacteriocinogenic potential protective cultures. Food Control 25:309-320.

• Todorov S.D., Favaro L., Gibbs P., Vaz-Velho M. (2012). Enterococcus faecium isolated from Lombo, Portuguese traditional sausage: characterization of antibacterial compounds and study of the factors affecting bacteriocin production. Beneficial microbes 3:319-330.

Year 2011

• Gumiero B., Boz B., Cornelio P., Casella S. (2011). Shallow groundwater nitrogen and denitrification in a newly afforested, subirrigated riparian buffer. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 1135-1144.

Year 2010

• Barbieri, E., Ceccaroli, P., Saltarelli, R., Guidi, C., Potenza, L., Basaglia, M., Casella S., Zambonelli, A. (2010). New evidence for nitrogen fixation within the Italian white truffle Tuber magnatum. Fungal Biology 114: 936-942.

• Favaro L., Basaglia M., Saayman M., Rose S., van Zyl W.H., Casella S., (2010). Engineering amylolytic yeasts for industrial bioethanol production. Chemical Engineering Transactions 20:97-102.

• Povolo S., Toffano P., Basaglia M., Casella S. (2010). Polyhydroxyalkanoates production by engineered Cupriavidus necator from waste material containing lactose. Bioresource technology 101: 7902-7907.






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