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Table 1 Biosurfactants, producing organisms and their applications in recent years.

From: Advances in utilization of renewable substrates for biosurfactant production

Organism Type of biosurfactant Potential Applications Reference
Rhodococcus erythropolis 3C-9 Glucolipid and a trehalose lipid Oil spill cleanup operations (Peng et al. 2007)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa S2 Rhamnolipid Bioremediation of oil contaminated sites (Chen et al. 2007)
Pseudozyma siamensis CBS 9960 Mannosylerythritol lipid Promising yeast biosurfactant (Morita et al. 2008a)
Pseudozyma graminicola CBS 10092 Mannosylerythritol Lipid washing detergents (Morita et al. 2008b)
Pseudomonas libanensis M9-3 Lipopeptide Environmental and biomedical applications (Saini et al. 2008)
Bacillus subtilis strain ZW-3 Lipopeptide Potential in pharmaceutics, environmental protection, cosmetic, oil recovery (Wang et al. 2008b)
Rhodococcus sp. TW53 Lipopeptide Bioremediation of marine oil pollution. (Peng et al. 2008)
Pseudozyma hubeiensis Glycolipid Bioremediation of marine oil pollution (Fukuoka et al. 2008)
R. wratislaviensis BN38 Glycolipid Bioremediation applications (Tuleva et al. 2008)
Bacillus subtilis BS5 Lipopeptide Bioremediation of hydrocarbon- contaminated sites (Abdel-Mawgoud et al. 2008)
Azotobacter chroococcum Lipopeptide Environmental applications. (Thavasi et al. 2008b)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa BS20 Rhamnolipid Bioremediation of hydrocarbon- contaminated sites. (Abdel-Mawgoud et al. 2009)
Micrococcus luteus BN56 Trehalose tetraester Bioremediation of oil-contaminated environments. (Tuleva et al. 2009)
Bacillus subtilis HOB2 Lipopeptide Enhanced oil recovery, bioremediation of soil and marine environments, and food industries. (Haddad et al. 2009)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa UFPEDA 614 Rhamnolipid Bioremediation. (Neto et al. 2009)
Nocardiopsis alba MSA10 Lipopeptide Bioremediation (Gandhimathi et al. 2009)
Pseudoxanthomonas sp. PNK-04 Rhamnolipid Environmental applications. (Nayak et al. 2009)
Pseudozyma parantarctica Mannosylmannitol lipid, Emulsifiers and/or washing detergents (Morita et al. 2009)
Pseudomonas alcaligenes Rhamnolipid Environmental applications. (Oliveira, et al.2009)
Pseudomonas koreensis Lipopeptide Biocontrol Agent (Hultberg et al. 2010)
Pseudomonas fluorescens BD5 Lipopeptide Bioremediation and biomedicine. (Janek et al. 2010)
Candida bombicola Sophorolipids Environmental applications. (Daverey and Pakshirajan 2010a, b)
Brevibacterium aureumMSA13 Lipopeptide MEOR (Kiran et al. 2010b)
Nocardiopsis lucentensis MSA04 Glycolipid Bioremediation in the marine environment. (Kiran, et al. 2010a)
Bacillus velezensis H3 Lipopeptide Industrial strain for the Lipopeptide production. (Liu et al. 2010)
Calyptogena soyoae Mannosylerythritol lipid Bioremediation processes in the marine environment. (Konishi et al.2010)
Burkholderia plantari DSM 9509 Rhamnolipid Detergents and pharmaceutical industry (Hörmann, 2010)