An alternative approach to the bioconversion of sweet sorghum carbohydrates to ethanol

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dc.contributor.author Mamma, D en
dc.contributor.author Christakopoulos, P en
dc.contributor.author Koullas, D en
dc.contributor.author Kekos, D en
dc.contributor.author Macris, BJ en
dc.contributor.author Koukios, E en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:10:48Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:10:48Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en
dc.identifier.issn 0961-9534 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/11449
dc.subject SWEET SORGHUM en
dc.subject ETHANOL en
dc.subject MIXED CULTURE en
dc.subject.classification Agricultural Engineering en
dc.subject.classification Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology en
dc.subject.classification Energy & Fuels en
dc.subject.other Bacteria en
dc.subject.other Bioconversion en
dc.subject.other Carbohydrates en
dc.subject.other Composition en
dc.subject.other Fermentation en
dc.subject.other Polysaccharides en
dc.subject.other Fusarium oxysporum en
dc.subject.other Juice en
dc.subject.other Mixed culture en
dc.subject.other Press cake en
dc.subject.other Saccharomyces cerevisiae en
dc.subject.other Sweet sorghum en
dc.subject.other Ethanol en
dc.title An alternative approach to the bioconversion of sweet sorghum carbohydrates to ethanol en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/0961-9534(95)00006-S en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0961-9534(95)00006-S en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 1995 en
heal.abstract The ethanol fermentation of juice and press cake, resulting from the squeezing of sweet sorghum stalks at high pressure, was investigated. The juice was fermented by Saccharomyces cerevisiae and yielded 4.8 g ethanol per 100 g of fresh stalks. The press cake was fermented directly to ethanol by a mixed culture of Fusarium oxysporum and Saccharomyces cerevisiae and yielded 5.1 g ethanol per 100 g of fresh stalks. An overall ethanol concentration and yield of 5.6% (w/v) and 9.9 g of ethanol per 100 g of fresh stalks respectively was obtained. Based on soluble carbohydrates, the ethanol yield from press cake was doubled while the overall theoretical yield was enhanced by 20.7% due to the bioconversion of a significant portion of cell wall polysaccharides to ethanol. The process was found promising for further investigation. en
heal.publisher Pergamon Press Inc, Tarrytown, NY, United States en
heal.journalName Biomass & bioenergy en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/0961-9534(95)00006-S en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:A1995RQ90600006 en
dc.identifier.volume 8 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.spage 99 en
dc.identifier.epage 103 en

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