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Bioresour Technol. 2014 Feb;153:23-9. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.11.057. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

Efficient production of l-lactic acid using co-feeding strategy based on cane molasses/glucose carbon sources.

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1
State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China; School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China.
2
State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China; School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: pingxu@sjtu.edu.cn.

Abstract

L-Lactic acid is an important platform chemical, which ought to be produced under cost control to meet its huge demand. Cane molasses, a waste from sugar manufacturing processes, is hopeful to be utilized as a cheap carbon source for L-lactic acid fermentation. Considering that cane molasses contains nutrients and hazardous substances, efficient production of L-lactic acid was developed by using a co-feeding strategy based on the utilization of cane molasses/glucose carbon sources. Based on the medium optimization with response surface method, 168.3g/L L-lactic acid was obtained by a Bacillus coagulans strain H-1 after 78h fed-batch fermentation, with a productivity of 2.1g/Lh and a yield of 0.88g/g. Since cane molasses is a feasible carbon source, the co-feeding fermentation might be a promising alternative for the economical production of L-lactic acid.

KEYWORDS:

Bacillus coagulans; Cane molasses; Co-feeding strategy; l-Lactic acid

PMID:
24333698
DOI:
10.1016/j.biortech.2013.11.057
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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