Determination of bioethanol production efficiency using native Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Pichiia fermentans in glucose inhibition concentrations

Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Islamic Azad University Ilam Branch, Iran

Abstract

Today, the use of biofuels has become a point of interest due to the limited fossil fuels resources. The objective of the present study was to investigate the production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (D99), and ethanol and Pichiia fermentans (PTCC No:5296) at glucose inhibition concentrations. Samples were cultured in fermentation mediums containing concentrations of 100, 150, and 200 g/l glucose at 25 ° C. The amount of produced ethanol was measured by potassium dichromate method. The results showed that the ethanol production efficiency was achieved at 150 g/l concentration of glucose for both yeasts. In addition, the concentration of 200 g/l limited the production of ethanol.

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