Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 49–51

Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of straw to ethanol using the thermotolerant yeast strain Kluyveromyces marxianus imb3

Authors

  • M Boyle
    • Biotechnology Research Group, School of Applied Biological and Chemical SciencesUniversity of Ulster
  • N Barron
    • Biotechnology Research Group, School of Applied Biological and Chemical SciencesUniversity of Ulster
  • AP McHale
    • Biotechnology Research Group, School of Applied Biological and Chemical SciencesUniversity of Ulster
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018315003916

Cite this article as:
Boyle, M., Barron, N. & McHale, A. Biotechnology Letters (1997) 19: 49. doi:10.1023/A:1018315003916

Abstract

The thermotolerant, ethanol-producing yeast strain Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 was grown at 45°C on media containing 2, 4 and 6 % (w/v) pulverized barley straw and supplemented with 2% (v/v) cellulase. Maximum ethanol concentrations produced were 2, 3 and 3.6g/l, respectively. When the pulverized straw was replaced by NaOH pretreated straw (at 2, 4 and 6% (w/v); based on original untreated straw), ethanol concentrations increased to maxima of 3.9, 8, and 12g/l, respectively. The ethanol yields amount to 20g ethanol from 100g of straw.

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