Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 143–147

H2 production from starch by a mixed culture of Clostridium butyricum and Enterobacter aerogenes

  • Haruhiko Yokoi
  • Tadafumi Tokushige
  • Jun Hirose
  • Sachio Hayashi
  • Yoshiyuki Takasaki
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005372323248

Cite this article as:
Yokoi, H., Tokushige, T., Hirose, J. et al. Biotechnology Letters (1998) 20: 143. doi:10.1023/A:1005372323248

Abstract

A mixed continuous culture of Clostridium butyricum and Enterobacter aerogenes removed O2 in a reactor and produced H2 from starch with yield of more than 2 mol H2/mol glucose without any reducing agents in the medium. Co-immobilized cells of the bacteria on porous glass beads evolved H2 from starch at 1.3 l/l.h, with H2 yield of 2.6 mol H2/ mol glucose at dilution rate of 1.0 h−1 in a continuous culture.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haruhiko Yokoi
    • 1
  • Tadafumi Tokushige
    • 1
  • Jun Hirose
    • 1
  • Sachio Hayashi
    • 1
  • Yoshiyuki Takasaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science, Faculty of EngineeringMiyazaki UniversityGakuen-kibanadai MiyazakiJapan