Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 8, Issue 7, pp 517–520 | Cite as

Raisin: A suitable rav material for ethanol production usingZymomonas mobilis

  • A. A. Koutinas
  • M. Kanellaki
  • M. A. Typas
  • C. Drainas
Article

Summary

A batch fermentation process for the production of ethanol from raisin usingZymomonas mobilis is described. This process shows significant advantages in ethanol production compared with yeasts, such as, faster fermentation time and higher ethanol productivity and yield. Moreover, fermentation of the raisin extracts byZ. mobilis gave three-fold higher ethanol productivity than of standard synthetic media of the same invert-sugar concentration.

Keywords

Fermentation Organic Chemistry Bioorganic Chemistry Ethanol Production Fermentation Process 

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© Science and Technology Letters 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Koutinas
    • 1
  • M. Kanellaki
    • 1
  • M. A. Typas
    • 2
  • C. Drainas
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry Sector of Analytical, Environmental and Applied ChemistryUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and GeneticsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, Sector of Organic Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

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