Pretreatment technologies have been developed to increase the bioconversion rate of biomass into fermentable sugar. The objective of this research was to investigate extrusion with thermostable α-amylase injection at different melt temperatures 95, 115 and 135°C on functional properties, ethanol content and conversion (%) of corn starch extrudates. Saccharomyces cerevisae (ATCC 24858) was used for ethanol production.
Citation: Myat L, Ryu GH (2013) Extrusion with Thermostable a-amylase Injection as Pretreatment Method for Ethanol Production from Corn Starch. J Microb Biochem Technol 5:047-053. doi: 10.4172/1948-5948.1000099