The thermotolerant, ethanol-producing yeast strain, Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3, was shown to produce ethanol at 45 degrees C on starch-containing media supplemented with a crude amylase preparation derived from the thermophilic, filamentous fungus Talaromyces emersonii CBS 813.70, Ethanol production on media containing 4% (w/v) starch increased to a maximum of 15 g/l with 40 h, and this represented 74% of the maximum theoretical yield. Subsequent experimentation involving growth of both organisms in fermentations on starch-containing media (4% w/v) demonstrated that the mixed-culture system was capable of ethanol production at 45 degrees C with maximum yields at 12 g/l obtained with 65 h. The advantages associated with ethanol production by this system are discussed.
|Journal||Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1995|
WARD, C., NOLAN, AM., OHANLON, K., MCAREE, T., BARRON, N., MCHALE, L., & MCHALE, AP. (1995). PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL AT 45-DEGREES-C ON STARCH CONTAINING MEDIA BY MIXED CULTURES OF THE THERMOTOLERANT, ETHANOL-PRODUCING YEAST KLUYVEROMYCES-MARXIANUS IMB3 AND THE THERMOPHILIC FILAMENTOUS FUNGUS TALAROMYCES-EMERSONII CBS-814.70. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 43(3), 408-411.