D-Xylitol pp 267-289 | Cite as

Key Drivers Influencing the Large Scale Production of Xylitol

  • Zhang Hou-RuiEmail author


The technologies related to xylitol production by fermentation have progressed significantly and become industrialized. To further increase the market competitiveness of fermentative xylitol production on a commercial scale, it is necessary to ascertain the main links affecting the production cost, and accurately formulate the effective strategy to reduce the xylitol production costs. From the aspect of xylitol commercial production, this paper focuses on analyzing the main steps influencing the production costs of fermentative xylitol mass production, and the comparative advantages of the fermentation process are also discussed. Some important sectors, which influence the cost of xylitol fermentation production on a massive scale, are further illustrated. It mainly includes the applicability assessment of raw materials, integration of products purification technologies, etc. Basing on this, the suggestions on how to use the comparative advantages of xylitol fermentation process to establish a highly commercially viable processing strategy are made, and some opinions on how to integrate the xylitol manufacturing unit with the biorefinery are added.


Xylitol Hemicellulose hydrolysate Fermentation Mass production 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hytochemical Department, Guangxi Institute of BotanyThe Chinese Academy of SciencesGuilinPeople’s Republic of China

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