PROCESS SELECTION FOR PROTEIN-ENRICHMENT - FERMENTATION OF THE SUGAR-INDUSTRY BY-PRODUCTS MOLASSES AND SUGAR-BEET PULP

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Abstract

Four fungi were cultivated in submerged (SF) and solid state fermentation (SSF) using sugar beet pulp and beet molasses as substrates. Products of up to 27% protein content were obtained in SF of beet pulp. The cultures grew well in diluted molasses solutions of 3-4% sugar concentration under SF and biomass containing 32% protein was produced. Sugar beet pulp could be upgraded to a product of 31% protein level with 49% product recovery in SSF of 5 days using a spore inoculum; whereas upgrading of 33.8% protein could be achieved in SSF of 3 days using a mycelial pre-culture prepared in a molasses medium.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-342
JournalProcess Biochemistry
Volume29
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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