Indian Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 26–29

Paddy straw as substrate for ethanol production

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12088-007-0005-y

Cite this article as:
Wati, L., Kumari, S. & Kundu, B.S. Indian J Microbiol (2007) 47: 26. doi:10.1007/s12088-007-0005-y


Pretreatment of paddy straw with 2% sodium hydroxide at 15 psi for 1 h resulted in 83% delignification. The hydrolysis of alkali treated paddy straw with a commercial preparation of cellulase for 2 h at 50°C resulted in release of 65% total reducing sugars. Maximum sugars were released at enzyme loading of 1.5% (v/v). The fermentation of hydrolysate supplemented with nutrients by S. cerevisiae resulted in the production of 20–30 g L−1 ethanol after 48 h incubation which was further improved with addition of yeast nitrogen base and inoculated with 1% (w/v) yeast cells.

Key words

Cellulose ethanol fermentation paddy straw S. cerevisiae 

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© Association of Microbiologists of India 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia

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