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In many countries bioethanol is already an alternative or a complement to gasoline. The bioalcohol production from Jerusalem artichokes has been studied since the end of XIX century. The ethanol production from Jerusalem artichoke consists in a saccharification and fermentation bioprocesses. In the saccharification step, the inulin, which is the most(More)
___________________________________________________________________________________________ Abstract In commercial ethanol production producers often use sugarcane or sugar beet molasses as raw material due to their abundance and low costs. The most employed microorganism used for fermentation is Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast due to its ability to(More)
Inulin, a widespread polyfructan in plants, is of great interest as it is a relatively inexpensive and abundant substrate for the production of fructose syrups and bioethanol. The aim of this work was to isolate some inulinase producing moulds and to investigate their ability to produce extracellular inulinases and to hydrolyze the Jerusalem artichoke(More)
Freshness represents one of the main characteristics of consumer choice of fruits and vegetables. Fruit quality characteristics such as color, firmness and storage potential have long been known to be related to the concentrations of certain fruit glucids (glucose) and vitamin C. In this article, three types of apples stored in chilling industrial(More)
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