Improved fermentation of lignocellulosic hydrolysates to 2,3-butanediol through investigation of effects of inhibitory compounds by Enterobacter aerogenes

Jinkwang Joo, Sang Jun Lee, Hah Young Yoo, Younghun Kim, Min Jang, Jinwon Lee, Sung Ok Han, Seung Wook Kim, Chulhwan Park

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Abstract

Enterobacter aerogenes has received worldwide attention for the production of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO) from lignocellulosic biomass because various carbon sources can be used and they are not pathogenic. This work investigated the effect of inhibitory materials derived from the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass on the production of 2,3-BDO via the fermentation of various biomasses and identified efficient lignocellulosic biomass as a promising alternative material source to petroleum. In the results, the production of 2,3-BDO was increased up to 12.89 g/L at 12 g/L of acetic acid in glucose fermentation condition and up to 12.56 g/L at 9 g/L of acetic acid in xylose fermentation condition. However, the cell growth was slightly decreased by acetic acid addition. The formic acid, furans, and phenolic compounds influenced negative effects on the production of 2,3-BDO and cell growth by addition of the substances. The fermentation yield of 2,3-BDO from the three hydrolysates was investigated as 14.27 g/L, 12.44 g/L, and 10.24 g/L for yellow poplar, larix, and rice hull hydrolysates, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-924
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Volume306
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education ( NRF-2013R1A1A2057887 ), the Korea C1 Gas Refinery R&D Center (KCGRC) through NRF funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea (2016M3D3A1A01913548) and Kwangwoon University (2016).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier B.V.

Keywords

  • 2,3-butanediol
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Hydrolysate
  • Inhibitors
  • Lignocellulosic biomass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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