Ruohang Wang

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In an attempt to introduce probiotic functionalities to breakfast cereals and similar food products, the technique of solid-state fermentation (SSF) was applied to cultivate Lactobacillus plantarum (NCIMB 8826) on oat bran and spent oats after lipid extraction by supercritical CO(2) extraction. When compared to the frequently favored submerged processes for(More)
In this study, a novel generic feedstock production strategy based on solid-state fermentation (SSF) has been developed and applied to the fermentative production of succinic acid. Wheat was fractionated into bran, gluten and gluten-free flour by milling and gluten extraction processes. The bran, which would normally be a waste product of the wheat milling(More)
A wheat-based continuous process for the production of a nutrient-complete feedstock for bioethanol production by yeast fermentation has been cost-optimized. This process could substitute for the current wheat dry milling process employed in industry for bioethanol production. Each major wheat component (bran, gluten, starch) is extracted and processed for(More)
The biosynthesis of succinic acid from wheat flour was investigated in a two-stage bio-process. In the first stage, wheat flour was converted into a generic microbial feedstock either by fungal fermentation alone or by combining fungal fermentation for enzyme and fungal bio-mass production with subsequent flour hydrolysis and fungal autolysis. In the second(More)
A novel wheat-based bioprocess for the production of a nutrient-complete feedstock for the fermentative succinic acid production by Actinobacillus succinogenes has been developed. Wheat was fractionated into bran, middlings and flour. The bran fraction, which would normally be a waste product of the wheat milling industry, was used as the sole medium in two(More)
The feasibility of a generic fermentation feedstock produced from wheat flour has been confirmed in several fermentations of yeasts, bacterium, and filamentous fungus for the production of commodity chemicals. Saccharomyces cerevisiae was incubated for the observation of yeast growth and ethanol production, Pichia farinosa for glycerol production, Monascus(More)
A novel oat-based biorefinery producing L(+)-lactic acid and various value-added coproducts (e.g., beta-glucan, anti-irritant solution) is proposed. Pearling is employed for sequential separation of bran-rich fractions for the extraction of value-added coproducts. Lactic acid production is achieved via fungal fermentation of Rhizopus oryzae on pearled oat(More)
A novel design of a wheat-based biorefinery for bioethanol production, including wheat milling, gluten extraction as byproduct, fungal submerged fermentation for enzyme production, starch hydrolysis, fungal biomass autolysis for nutrient regeneration, yeast fermentation with recycling integrated with a pervaporation membrane for ethanol concentration, and(More)
Colin Webb, Apostolis A. Koutinas, Chenyu Du, Ruohang Wang, Yunji Xu, Sze Ki Carol Lin, Rafael Luque, James H Clark School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Satake Centre for Grain Process Engineering, PO Box 88, Sackville St, Manchester, M60 1QD, United Kingdom Chemistry Department, Green Chemistry Centre of(More)
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