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Bio-Products from Sugar-Based Fermentation Processes

  • Zsófia KádárEmail author
  • César Fonseca


This chapter focuses in the research and development on bio-products generated from sugar-rich substrates, like lignocellulose, starch, sucrose, or pure monosaccharides (e.g., glucose), through direct microbial fermentation processes or through the hydrolysis of polysaccharides into fermentable sugars followed by microbial fermentation. Dozens of bio-products are generated from sugars through fermentation processes using modified and unmodified bacteria, yeasts, or filamentous fungi, but only a few processes are under or close to commercialization. Among these bio-products are alcohols, organic acids, microbial oils and hydrocarbons, enzymes, biosurfactants, and biopolymers.


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