Singh, D, Nigam, P, Banat, IM, Marchant, R and McHale, Anthony (1998) Ethanol production at elevated temperatures and alcohol concentrations: Part II - Use of Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3. WORLD JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 14 (6). pp. 823-834. [Journal article]
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It is clear that only a small proportion of all micro-organisms have been isolated and identified. The simple technique of seeking a thermotolerant fermentative yeast from a suitable hot environment has yielded a number of strains. These organisms, identified as strains of Kluyveromyces marxianus var. marxianus, have been shown to have a wide range of metabolic capabilities that could be used in industrial applications. Not only have the metabolic capabilities been elucidated but possible bioreactor configurations and process application options have been investigated. It appears that there are a number of specific situations where this thermotolerant yeast could find industrial applications. A full-scale industrial ethanol production trial using this yeast was successfully carried out in India. K. marxianus IMB3's performance in terms of the ethanol concentrations achieved was comparable to that obtained using the distillery's own yeast strain with an added advantage of eliminating cooling.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Infection and Immunity/Microbiology
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
|Deposited By:||Professor Anthony McHale|
|Deposited On:||18 Dec 2009 11:36|
|Last Modified:||04 Dec 2012 11:40|
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