Butanol production from agricultural residues

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As a continuation of their investigation of a continuous butanol fermentation process based on starch, a collaboration of researchers from Illinois studied the impact of degradation products in hydrolyzed lignocellulosic biomass on the growth and performance of Clostridium beijerinckii BA101. The team found that introduction of 0.3 g/L p-coumaric and ferulic acids into the fermentation medium decreased growth and production of butanol, acetone and enthonal. However, furfural and HMF did not inhibit the bacterium and had a stimulatory effect on growth and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationIndustrial Bioprocessing
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry


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