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Dual effect of soluble materials in pretreated lignocellulose on simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation process for the bioethanol production

Qin, Lei, Li, Xia, Liu, Li, Zhu, Jia-Qing, Guan, Qi-Man, Zhang, Man-Tong, Li, Wen-Chao, Li, Bing-Zhi, Yuan, Ying-Jin
Bioresource technology 2017 v.224 pp. 342-348
biomass, cell viability, corn stover, enzymatic hydrolysis, ethanol, ethanol production, fermentation, glucans, lignin, lignocellulose, saccharification, xylan, xylose
In this study, wash liquors isolated from ethylenediamine and dry dilute acid pretreated corn stover were used to evaluate the effect of soluble materials in pretreated biomass on simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) for ethanol production, respectively. Both of the wash liquors had different impacts on enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. Enzymatic conversions of glucan and xylan monotonically decreased as wash liquor concentration increased. Whereas, with low wash liquor concentrations, xylose consumption rate, cell viability and ethanol yield were maximally stimulated in fermentation without nutrient supplementary. Soluble lignins were found as the key composition which promoted sugars utilization and cell viability without nutrient supplementary. The dual effects of soluble materials on enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation resulted in the reduction of ethanol yield as soluble materials increased in SSCF.