Ethanol production by yeast cells’ combination in electrochemical cell

Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques

ISSN: 2155-9821

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Ethanol production by yeast cells’ combination in electrochemical cell

3rd International conference on Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

September 14-15, 2015 Baltimore, USA

Jarina Joshi

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Bioproces Biotechniq

Abstract :

Bioethanol is an alternative renewable energy which can be used in place of mineral fuel. It can be produced in any places or environment. The production can be enhanced using electrochemical cell. Lignocellulosic biomass is a carbohydrate rich source which can be converted into bioethanol in low cost. W. anomalous on cathode and S. cerevisiae on anode is used for bioethanol production and found to be the best combination at 4V energy supply. Bioethanol production was high when platinum electrode was coated with fine platinum powder. The method shows enhancement in ethanol production when high surface area of platinum is used. Ethanol production is comparatively less when Nafion membrane was used. Ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass i.e. Saccharum spontanum was comparatively less may be because of inhibitors generated during pretreatment.

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