Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 592–596

Comparative fermentability of enzymatic and acid hydrolysates of steam-pretreated aspenwood hemicellulose by Pichia stipitis CBS 5776

  • J. Jeffrey Wilson
  • Lise Deschatelets
  • Nora K. Nishikawa
Environmental Microbiology

DOI: 10.1007/BF00270801

Cite this article as:
Wilson, J.J., Deschatelets, L. & Nishikawa, N.K. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (1989) 31: 592. doi:10.1007/BF00270801

Summary

Enzymatic hydrolysates of hemicellulose from steam-pretreated aspenwood were more fermentable than the acid hydrolysate after rotoevaporation or ethyl acetate extraction treatments to remove acetic acid and sugar- and lignin-degradation products prior to fermentation by Pichia stipitis CBS 5776. Total xylose and xylobiose utilization from 5.0% (w/v) ethyl acetate extracted enzymatic hydrolysate was observed with an ethanol yield of 0.47 g ethanol/g total available substrate and an ethanol production rate of 0.20 g·l-1 per hour in 72 h batch fermentation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Jeffrey Wilson
    • 1
  • Lise Deschatelets
    • 1
  • Nora K. Nishikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnology and Chemistry DepartmentForintek Canada CorporationOttawaCanada