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Title: Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism

Abstract

A newly discovered microorganism was isolated in a biologically pure culture and designated Clostridium ljungdahlii, having the identifying characteristics of ATCC No. 49587. Cultured in an aqueous nutrient medium under anaerobic conditions, this microorganism is capable of producing ethanol and acetate from CO and H[sub 2]O and/or CO[sub 2] and H[sub 2] in synthesis gas. Under optimal growth conditions, the microorganism produces acetate in preference to ethanol. Conversely, under non-growth conditions, ethanol production is favored over acetate. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Arkansas
OSTI Identifier:
7278512
Patent Number(s):
5173429 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-612221
Assignee:
Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR (United States) NETL; EDB-94-087050
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-85PC80012
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 9 Nov 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ACETATES; BIOSYNTHESIS; CLOSTRIDIUM; GROWTH; ETHANOL; ALCOHOLS; BACTERIA; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; MICROORGANISMS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SYNTHESIS; 090900* - Biomass Fuels- Processing- (1990-); 550700 - Microbiology

Citation Formats

Gaddy, J.L., and Clausen, E.C. Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Gaddy, J.L., & Clausen, E.C. Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism. United States.
Gaddy, J.L., and Clausen, E.C. Tue . "Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism". United States.
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abstractNote = {A newly discovered microorganism was isolated in a biologically pure culture and designated Clostridium ljungdahlii, having the identifying characteristics of ATCC No. 49587. Cultured in an aqueous nutrient medium under anaerobic conditions, this microorganism is capable of producing ethanol and acetate from CO and H[sub 2]O and/or CO[sub 2] and H[sub 2] in synthesis gas. Under optimal growth conditions, the microorganism produces acetate in preference to ethanol. Conversely, under non-growth conditions, ethanol production is favored over acetate. 3 figs.},
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year = {1992},
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