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Gs Caltex Corporation and Changhae Ethanol Co. | Date: 2013-05-14

Provided is a method for producing bioproducts, including the steps of: culturing a first microorganism to produce bioalcohol; hydrolyzing the first microorganism; separating the bioalcohol; obtaining wastes from the hydrolyzed bioalcohol fermentation; and inoculating a second microorganism into the wastes from the hydrolyzed bioalcohol fermentation.


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Changhae Ethanol Co. and Gs Caltex Corporation | Date: 2010-09-13

Disclosed is a preparation method for bio-fuel materials and bio-chemicals comprising the following steps: preparing a medium comprising fermentation waste generated in an alcohol production process; inoculating a first microorganism into the medium; and culturing the medium wherein the first microorganism was inoculated. More specifically, the preparation method for bio-fuel materials and bio-chemicals comprises the following steps: fermenting hexoses from a mixture of pentoses and hexoses to produce an ethanol fermentation broth; separating and purifying the ethanol fermentation broth; preparing a medium comprising the fermentation waste produced in the separation and purification step; inoculating a first microorganism into the medium; and culturing the medium wherein the first microorganism was inoculated.


Moon S.-K.,Changhae Ethanol Co. | Wee Y.-J.,Yeungnam University | Choi G.-W.,Changhae Ethanol Co.
Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology | Year: 2014

The by-products of bioethanol production such as thin stillage (TS) and condensed distillers solubles (CDS) were used as a potential nitrogen source for economical production of lactic acid. The effect of those by-products and their concentrations on lactic acid fermentation were investigated using Lactobacillus paracasei CHB2121. Approximately, 6.7 g/L of yeast extract at a carbon source to nitrogen source ratio of 15 was required to produce 90 g/L of lactic acid in the medium containing 100 g/L of glucose. Batch fermentation of TS medium resulted in 90 g/L of lactic acid after 48 h, and the medium containing 10 % CDS resulted in 95 g/L of lactic acid after 44 h. Therefore, TS and CDS could be considered as potential alternative fermentation medium for the economical production of lactic acid. Furthermore, lactic acid fermentation was performed using only cassava and CDS for commercial production of lactic acid. The volumetric productivity of lactic acid [2.94 g/(L·h)] was 37 % higher than the productivity obtained from the medium with glucose and CDS. © 2014, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Source


Moon S.-K.,Changhae Ethanol Co. | Wee Y.-J.,Yeungnam University | Choi G.-W.,Changhae Ethanol Co.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering | Year: 2012

Fermentation-derived lactic acid has several potential industrial uses as an intermediate carbon chemical and a raw material for biodegradable polymer. We therefore undertook the identification of a novel bacterial strain that is capable of producing high concentrations of lactic acid and has potential commercial applications. A novel l(+)-lactic acid producing bacterium, Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei CHB2121 was isolated from soil obtained near an ethanol production factory and identified by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis and characterization using an API 50 CHL kit. L. paracasei subsp. paracasei CHB2121 efficiently produced 192. g/L lactic acid from medium containing 200. g/L of glucose, with 3.99. g/(L·h) productivity, and 0.96. g/g yield. In addition, the optical purity of the produced lactic acid was estimated to be 96.6% l(+)-lactic acid. The newly identified L. paracasei subsp. paracasei CHB2121 efficiently produces high concentrations of lactic acid, and may be suitable for use in the industrial production of lactic acid. © 2012 The Society for Biotechnology, Japan. Source


Han M.,Changhae Ethanol Co. | Kim Y.,Changhae Ethanol Co. | Kim Y.,Chonbuk National University | Chung B.,Chonbuk National University | Choi G.-W.,Changhae Ethanol Co.
Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering | Year: 2011

The current ethanol production processes using crops such as corn and sugar cane are well established. However, the utilization of cheaper biomasses such as lignocellulose could make bioethanol more competitive with fossil fuels, without the ethical concerns associated with the use of potential food resources. A cassava stem, a lignocellulosic biomass, was pretreated using dilute acid to produce bioethanol. The pretreatment conditions were evaluated using response surface methodology (RSM). As a result, the optimal conditions were 177 °C, 10 min and 0.14 M for the temperature, reaction time and acid concentration, respectively. The enzymatic digestibility of the pretreated cassava stem was examined at various enzyme loadings (10-40 FPU/g cellulose of cellulase and 30 CbU/g of β-glucosidase). With respect to economic feasibility, 20 FPU/g cellulose of cellulase and 30 CbU/g of β-glucosidase were selected for the test concentration and led to a saccharification yield of 70%. The fermentation of the hydrolyzed cassava stem using Saccharomyces cerevisiae resulted in an ethanol concentration of 7.55 g/L and a theoretical fermentation yield of 89.6%. This study made a significant contribution to the production of bioethanol from a cassava stem. Although the maximum ethanol concentration was low, an economically efficient overall process was carried out to convert a lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol. © 2010 Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Seoul, Korea. Source

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