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Single Cell Oil Production from Hydrolysates of Inulin by a Newly Isolated Yeast Papiliotrema laurentii AM113 for Biodiesel Making

Wang, Guangyuan, Liu, Lin, Liang, Wenxing
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology 2018 v.184 no.1 pp. 168-181
batch fermentation, biodiesel, biomass, fatty acids, feedstocks, fuel production, hydrolysates, inulin, microbial oils, sugars, yeasts
Microbial oils are among the most attractive alternative feedstocks for biodiesel production. In this study, a newly isolated yeast strain, AM113 of Papiliotrema laurentii, was identified as a potential lipid producer, which could accumulate a large amount of intracellular lipids from hydrolysates of inulin. P. laurentii AM113 was able to produce 54.6% (w/w) of intracellular oil in its cells and 18.2 g/l of dry cell mass in a fed-batch fermentation. The yields of lipid and biomass were 0.14 and 0.25 g per gram of consumed sugar, respectively. The lipid productivity was 0.092 g of oil per hour. Compositions of the fatty acids produced were C₁₄:₀ (0.9%), C₁₆:₀ (10.8%), C₁₆:₁ (9.7%), C₁₈:₀ (6.5%), C₁₈:₁ (60.3%), and C₁₈:₂ (11.8%). Biodiesel obtained from the extracted lipids could be burnt well. This study not only provides a promising candidate for single cell oil production, but will also probably facilitate more efficient biodiesel production.