Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 139–144 | Cite as

Large-scale production of bacterial biomass from methanol for use as milk-replacer

  • A. S. Abu-Ruwaida
  • I. M. Banat
  • I. Y. Hamdan
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Summary

A mixed methanol-utilizing bacterial culture was utilized to produce bacterial biomass as milk replacer. This culture comprised three pure strains: KISRI-5 (NCIB 12135), KISRI-512 (NCIB 12137) and KISRI-5112 (NCIB 12138). Optimal concentrations of methanol (15 g 1−1) and medium elements as well as optimal growth conditions, e.g., pH (6.8), temperature (38°C), dissolved oxygen and dilution rate, were established. The maximum biomass yield coefficient obtained under optimized conditions was 0.48 g g−1.· Large-scale production was successfully carried out in a 1500 1 fermenter under chemostat conditions. A good product was obtained having high true protein content (59–62%) and low polysaccharides (5%) without microbial contamination.

Keywords

Biomass Polysaccharide Dissolve Oxygen Optimal Growth Dilution Rate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Abu-Ruwaida
    • 1
  • I. M. Banat
    • 1
  • I. Y. Hamdan
    • 1
  1. 1.Kuwait Institute for Scientific ResearchSafatKuwait

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