Genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: part II. Ethanol production from xylose and simultaneous product recovery.

In these studies, concentrated xylose solution was fermented to ethanol using Escherichia coli FBR5 which can ferment both lignocellulosic sugars (hexoses and pentoses). E. coli FBR5 can produce 40-50 g L(-1) ethanol from 100 g L(-1) xylose in batch reactors. Increasing sugar concentration beyond this level results in the loss of sugar with the reactor… CONTINUE READING