Show simple item record Jessica Mora en_US Joseph Anthony en_US Iain Simon en_US 2010-03-17T11:14:50Z 2010-03-17T11:14:50Z 2008-10 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Adams , J M , Gallagher , J A & Donnison , I S 2008 , ' Fermentation study on Saccharina latissima for bioethanol production considering variable pre-treatments ' Journal of Applied Phycology , vol 21 , no. 5 , pp. 569-574 . , 10.1007/s10811-008-9384-7 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 145351 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4461 en_US
dc.description.abstract Climate change, fuel security and economics are creating a requirement for alternative, renewable fuels. Bioethanol is currently produced from land-based crops but in future marine biomass could be used as an alternative biomass source for bioethanol production. Macroalgae such as Laminaria spp. grow in abundance around the United Kingdom, reaching >4 m in length and containing up to 55% dry weight of the carbohydrates laminarin and mannitol. Using enzymes, these can be hydrolysed and converted to glucose and fructose, which in turn can be utilised by yeasts to produce ethanol. In previous studies on ethanol production from macroalgae, pre-treatment was at 65°C, pH 2 for 1 h prior to fermentation. This paper shows that these pre-treatments are not required for the fermentations conducted, with higher ethanol yields being achieved in untreated fermentations than in those with altered pH or temperature pre-treatments. This result was seen in fresh and defrosted macroalgae samples using Saccharomyces cerevisiae and 1 U kg−1 laminarinase. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Applied Phycology en_US
dc.subject Bioethanol en_US
dc.subject Fermentation en_US
dc.subject Laminaria en_US
dc.subject Macroalgae en_US
dc.subject Saccharina latissima en_US
dc.title Fermentation study on Saccharina latissima for bioethanol production considering variable pre-treatments en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US

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