Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp 849–852

Ethanol production at 45 ° by an alginate-immobilized, thermotolerant strain of Kluyveromyces marxianus following growth on glucose-containing media

  • A. M. Nolan
  • N. Barron
  • D. Brady
  • T. McAree
  • D. Smith
  • L. McHale
  • A. P. McHale
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00133966

Cite this article as:
Nolan, A.M., Barron, N., Brady, D. et al. Biotechnol Lett (1994) 16: 849. doi:10.1007/BF00133966

Summary

In comparing ethanol production by free and Ca-alginate immobilized cultures of the thermotolerant yeast, Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3, on glucose-containing media at 45°C, it was found that initial yields produced by the immobilized culture lagged behind those produced by cultures in free suspension. However, in subsequent batch-feed experiments it was demonstrated that the ethanol-producing ability of the immobilized preparation increased with successive feeds, while production by the free suspension reduced significantly.

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© Chapman & Hall 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Nolan
    • 2
    • 1
  • N. Barron
    • 1
  • D. Brady
    • 1
  • T. McAree
    • 2
    • 1
  • D. Smith
    • 2
    • 1
  • L. McHale
    • 1
  • A. P. McHale
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnology GroupSchool of Applied Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of UlsterColeraine, Co.Northern Ireland
  2. 2.Magee College, University of UlsterDerr, Co.Northern Ireland