Location: Commodity Utilization ResearchTitle: Using starch-rich byproducts from a sweet sorghum biorefinery for butanol production
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/22/2018
Publication Date: 4/29/2018
Citation: Klasson, K.T., Qureshi, N., Eggleston, G., Heckemeyer, M. 2018. Using starch-rich byproducts from a sweet sorghum biorefinery for butanol production (abstract).Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. PS1.
Technical Abstract: Butanol, together with acetone and ethanol, can be produced by bacteria in an anaerobic fermentation. Many of these organisms are also capable of using starch as a carbons source. Therefore, we collected starch-rich sludge from the clarification of sweet sorghum juice and investigated if this material could be used as starting material for butanol production. The results show that it was possible to produce the solvents at titers similar to those obtained when dextrose was used as a substrate.