Butanol production employing fed-batch fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum GX01 using alkali-pretreated sugarcane bagasse hydrolysed by enzymes from Thermoascus aurantiacus QS 7-2-4.

@article{Pang2016ButanolPE,
  title={Butanol production employing fed-batch fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum GX01 using alkali-pretreated sugarcane bagasse hydrolysed by enzymes from Thermoascus aurantiacus QS 7-2-4.},
  author={Zong-Wen Pang and Wei Lu and Hui Bin Zhang and Zheng-Wu Liang and Jing-juan Liang and Liang-Wei Du and C Duan and Jia-Xun Feng},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2016},
  volume={212},
  pages={82-91}
}
Sugarcane bagasse (SB) is a potential feedstock for butanol production. However, biological production of butanol from SB is less economically viable. In this study, evaluation of eight pretreatments on SB showed that alkali pretreatment efficiently removed lignin from SB while retaining the intact native structure of the released microfibrils. In total, 99% of cellulose and 100% of hemicellulose in alkali-pretreated SB were hydrolysed by enzymes from Thermoascus aurantiacus. The hydrolysate… CONTINUE READING