Butanol fermentation based on starch

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A team of researchers from the University of Illinois investigated the use of starch solution as the feed for the bioconversion process. Clostridium beijerinckii BA101 was used to produce acetone, butanol, and ethanol in continuous process from 30 g/L starch solution. The bioreactor was fed so that the 3L solution feed volume was replaced every 72 h. Feed temperature was 19 degrees C. The process produced 6.0 g/L of the combined three products. Increasing feed storage temperature to 37 degrees C raised output to 7.2 g/L.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationIndustrial Bioprocessing
StatePublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Organic Chemistry


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