Butanol Production from Cellulose-Containing Sources by Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation Using Immobilized Cell Biocatalysts

E. Efremenko, N. Stepanov, O. Senko, A Nikolskaya, O. Maslova, I. Zorov & A. Sinitsyn
the main purpose of the work is demonstration of possible application of biocatalysts developed on the base of genus Clostridium cells catalyzing acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE)-fermentation and entrapped into PVA cryogel for the production of biobutanol from various industrial and agricultural cellulose-containing wastes as main sources in the frame of simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process. Cellulose-containing wastes of industry and agriculture were applied as main substrates for immobilized cells of microorganisms producing butanol. The content of immobilized...