Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Commodity Chemicals Production by Fermentation: An Overview

Author
item Saha, Badal

Submitted to: American Chemical Society Symposium Series
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 1, 2003
Publication Date: January 1, 2003
Citation: SAHA, B.C. COMMODITY CHEMICALS PRODUCTION BY FERMENTATION: AN OVERVIEW. SAHA, B.C., EDITOR. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, WASHINGTON, DC. FERMENTATION BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2003. P. 3-17.

Interpretive Summary: Various commodity chemicals can be produced by fermentation. This overview chapter focuses on recent research progress in the production of a few such chemicals. The problems and prospects of cost-effective commodity chemical production by fermentation and future directions of research are presented. This overview is valuable to academic, government, and industrial scientists who are currently working or planning to work on developing bio-based methods for production of commodity chemicals.

Technical Abstract: Various commodity chemicals such as alcohols, polyols, organic acids, amino acids, polysaccharides, biodegradable plastic components, and industrial enzymes can be produced by fermentation. This overview focuses on recent research progress in the production of a few chemicals: ethanol, 1,3-propanediol, lactic acid, polyhydroxyalkanoates, exopolysaccharides, and vanillin. The problems and prospects of cost-effective commodity chemical production by fermentation and future directions of research are presented.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
Footer Content Back to Top of Page