Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp 597–600 | Cite as

Fermentation of cellobiose and wood sugars to ethanol byCandidashehatae andPichiastipitis

  • Sarad Parekh
  • Morris Wayman


Three pentose fermenting yeast strains ofCandidashehatae and three ofPichiastipitis were examined for their ability to produce ethanol from cellobiose and from sugars liberated by hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. All of thePichia strains tested produced some ethanol;P. stipitis CBS 5776 gave the highest yield: 10.3 g/L on complete fermentation of 25 g/L cellobiose within 48 hours. This yeast also produced considerably more ethanol from the wood sugar mixture.


Biomass Sugar Hydrolysis Fermentation Organic Chemistry 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarad Parekh
    • 1
  • Morris Wayman
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied ChemistryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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