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Production of Ethanol from Tapioca (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

Srikanta, S. and Jaleel, S. A. and Sreekantiah, K. R. (1987) Production of Ethanol from Tapioca (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Starch/Stärke, 39 (4). pp. 132-135.

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Ethanol production from fresh tubers, flour and starch of tapioca was studied by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation procedure. A 20% enzyme-liquefied slurry showed about 2-3% reducing sugars, which increased to 10% on enzymic saccharification for 4h. Alcoholic fermentation of this hydrolysate with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Var. ellipsoideus, yielded 8-9% alcohol showing about 95% fermentation efficiency. Large scale fermentation of tapioca flour by this process also showed fermentation efficiency of 90% thereby indicating the economic viability of the process

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethanol production tapioca fresh tubers
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables > 01 Cassava-Tapioca
600 Technology > 05 Chemical engineering > 04 Fermentation Technology
Divisions: Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2007 04:33
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:31
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1537

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