High-productivity alcohol fermentations using Zymomonas mobilis.

  title={High-productivity alcohol fermentations using Zymomonas mobilis.},
  author={Mary L. Skotnicki and Rebecca Warr and Amanda E. Goodman and Ki Jeong Lee and Peter L. Rogers},
  journal={Biochemical Society symposium},
A process is under development at the University of New South Wales to produce fermentation ethanol faster and more efficiently. The process is based on the micro-organism Zymomonas mobilis, which has higher specific rates of ethanol production and higher yields when compared with the traditionally used yeasts. By using hollow fibre membranes for cell recycle, high productivity continuous processes have been studied at laboratory-scale. Pilot scale evaluations (500 litres) are now in progress… CONTINUE READING