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Title: Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus paecilomyces sp.

Abstract

A process for producing ethanol from plant biomass is disclosed. The process in cludes forming a substrate from the biomass with the substrate including hydrolysates of cellulose and hemicellulose. A species of the fungus Paecilomyces, which has the ability to ferment both cellobiose and xylose to ethanol, is then selected and isolated. The substrate is inoculated with this fungus, and the inoculated substrate is then fermented under conditions favorable for cell viability and conversion of hydrolysates to ethanol. Finally, ethanol is recovered from the fermented substrate.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Lakewood, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MIDWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
867007
Patent Number(s):
4840903
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; producing; ethanol; plant; biomass; fungus; paecilomyces; sp; disclosed; forming; substrate; including; hydrolysates; cellulose; hemicellulose; species; ability; ferment; cellobiose; xylose; selected; isolated; inoculated; fermented; conditions; favorable; cell; viability; conversion; finally; recovered; producing ethanol; plant biomass; substrate including; including hydrolysates; /435/

Citation Formats

Wu, Jung Fu. Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus paecilomyces sp.. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Wu, Jung Fu. Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus paecilomyces sp.. United States.
Wu, Jung Fu. Sun . "Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus paecilomyces sp.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867007.
@article{osti_867007,
title = {Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus paecilomyces sp.},
author = {Wu, Jung Fu},
abstractNote = {A process for producing ethanol from plant biomass is disclosed. The process in cludes forming a substrate from the biomass with the substrate including hydrolysates of cellulose and hemicellulose. A species of the fungus Paecilomyces, which has the ability to ferment both cellobiose and xylose to ethanol, is then selected and isolated. The substrate is inoculated with this fungus, and the inoculated substrate is then fermented under conditions favorable for cell viability and conversion of hydrolysates to ethanol. Finally, ethanol is recovered from the fermented substrate.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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