IBioIC CORE- Fermentation of waste derived sugars to produce butanol, ethanol, succinic acid and protein

  This project aims to investigate the first phase to manufacture chemicals from starch waste, namely acetone, butanol, ethanol, succinic acid and/or D-amino acid oxidase. Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) will test the use of waste derived glucose feedstock at small scale for four bioprocesses that make these products, all of which have significant commercial potential. Three of the bioprocesses belong to Ingenza who will provide strains, process descriptions and analytical methods. The fourth process relating to acetone butanol and ethanol (ABE) production is owned by ENU.

  • Start Date:

    27 March 2017

  • End Date:

    26 March 2018

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)

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