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Biochemical conversion of sugarcane straw hemicellulosic hydrolyzate supplemented with co-substrates for xylitol production

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Hernandez-Perez, A. F. [1] ; Costa, I. A. L. [1] ; Silva, D. D. V. [1] ; Dussan, K. J. [1] ; Villela, T. R. [1] ; Canettieri, E. V. [2] ; Carvalho, Jr., J. A. [2] ; Soares Neto, T. G. [3] ; Felipe, M. G. A. [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Engn Lorena, Dept Biotecnol, BR-12602810 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Engn, BR-12516410 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, Lab Associado Combustao & Prop, BR-12630970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Bioresource Technology; v. 200, p. 1085-1088, JAN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 9

Biotechnological production of xylitol is an attractive route to add value to a sugarcane biorefinery, through utilization of the hemicellulosic fraction of sugarcane straw, whose availability is increasing in Brazil. Herein, supplementation of the sugarcane straw hemicellulosic hydrolyzate (xylose 57 g L-1) with maltose, sucrose, cellobiose or glycerol was proposed, and their effect as co-substrates on xylitol production by Candida guilliermondii FTI 20037 was studied. Sucrose (10 g L-1) and glycerol (0.7 g L-1) supplementation led to significant increase of 8.88% and 6.86% on xylose uptake rate (1.11 g L-1 h(-1) and 1.09 g L-1), respectively, but only with sucrose, significant increments of 12.88% and 8.69% on final xylitol concentration (36.11 g L-1) and volumetric productivity (0.75 g L-1 h(-1)), respectively, were achieved. Based on these results, utilization of complex sources of sucrose, derived from agro-industries, as nutritional supplementation for xylitol production can be proposed as a strategy for improving the yeast performance and reducing the cost of this bioprocess by replacing more expensive nutrients. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/27142-0 - Development of technology platform for incorporation of sugarcane straw in a biorefinery: xylitol and energy production
Grantee:Maria das Graças de Almeida Felipe
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants