Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 964-969 April-June 2010

 

TWO STEP FERMENTATION PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE

 

Thippa Reddy K. S.* and Pushpa Agrawal

Department of Biotechnology, R.V. College of Engineering, Vidyaneketan post, Bangalore, Karnataka, (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 12, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Renewable agricultural resources like crops residues- wheat straw, cotton stalks, corn cob, etc., are being used for the ethanol production to compensate the energy crisis. In the present study, corn cob - an agricultural waste is used to produce ethanol through two step fermentation process. First the material is subjected for pretreatment with Aspergillus niger at temperature 30

 

Keywords : Lignocelluloses, Crops residue, Renewable agricultural resources, Energy crisis, Fermentation, Reducing sugars

 

 

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