Control of yeast fed-batch process through regulation of extracellular ethanol concentration.

At high growth rates, the biomass yield of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) decreases due to the production of ethanol. For this reason, it is standard industrial practice to use a fed-batch process whereby the specific growth rate, mu, is fixed at a level below the point of ethanol production, i.e., mucrit. Optimally, growth should be maintained at… CONTINUE READING