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Lactic Acid Production From Hemicellulosic Fraction Of Sorgum Bagasse By Lactobacillus Pentosus | 63581
ISSN: 2155-952X

Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials
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Lactic acid production from hemicellulosic fraction of sorgum bagasse by Lactobacillus pentosus

Joint Event on 15th World Congress on Biotechnology And Biotech Industries Meet and 2nd International Conference on Enzymology and Molecular Biology

Danielle da Silveira dos Santos Martins, Ludmila de A N Viana, Elcio R Borges, Edmar da M Penha and Nei Pereira Jr

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Biotechnol Biomater

DOI: 10.4172/2155-952X.C1.071

Among the various renewable feedstocks available for bioproducts synthesis, the sweet sorghum stands out as one of the most promising due to its wide adaptability to different types of climate and soil. Furthermore, it is the only crop that provides stalks and grains which can be used in the food industry, and the exceedance biomass can be used such as second generation organic acids. Most organic acids on the market are produced via chemical synthesis with high levels of pollution. The production of organic acids of second generation is inserted in the biorefinery context, advancing towards emerging future technologies. In this context, lactic acid is considered a commodity with multiple industry applications, as well the polylactic acid (PLA) syntesis. The aim of this work was the preliminary study of the lactic acid production from hemicellulosic fraction of sorgum bagasse by Lactobacillus pentosus. Initially, the bagasse was submitted to a pretreatment with diluted acid to fractionate and extract the hemicellulose component from the solid residue named cellulignin. Batch fermentation experiments were performed under the principles of the statistical methodology of response surfaces to define the optimum process conditions- inoculum, xylose and KH2PO4 concentrations- under the 37ºC, 120 rpm. The experiments were performed until a statistical model to study the effect of several variables and to seek optimum conditions for a multivariable system. The Lactobacillus pentosus strains exhibited increased ability to uptake and ferment xylose, reaching until 20 g/L lactic acid production.

Danielle da Silveira dos Santos Martins has completed her PhD in Sciences from the Post-graduation Program on Technology in Biochemical and Chemical Process from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in Biotechnology with emphasis on Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation. She participated in theoretical-experimental projects development, scientific research and development in bioprocesses. Her subjects of research includes “The process development aimed at biofuels production, enzymes, biosurfactants, organic acids, waste treatment and industrial effluents and molecular biology techniques development”.

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