Biocatalytic Approach for the Production of Value-Added Compounds and Cofactor Regeneration Using the Membrane Reactor

E.J. Tomotani & M. Vitolo
The possibilities of developing biobased products as well as viable and biorefinary applications have been expanding. S. cerevisiae may be used as a raw material for enzyme production. Using the latter biomass feedstock, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) among other enzymes may be obtained. This work focused on the stereoselective reduction of ketones to form chiral alcohols using ADH, a NAD(H)¬dependent oxidoreductase. The required coenzymes were regenerated during the catalysis. Evaluations were made in a discontinuous process:...