ENHANCED BUTANOL FERMENTATION

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$207,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5251
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Biochem Technology Inc.
66 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, PA, 19355
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
WILLIAM B. ARMIGER
PRESIDENT
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
BUTANOL, A DIESEL-FUEL EXTENDER, CAN BE PRODUCED BY FERMENTATION OF A VARIETY OF SUGAR SOURCES BY CLOSTRIDIUM ACETOBUTYLICUM. ALTHOUGH INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION OF BUTANOL HAS NOT BEEN SIGNIFICANT IN THE U.S. IN THE PAST 30 YEARS, TWO RECENT MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS PRESENT SUFFICIENT ENCOURAGINGRESULTS TO SUGGEST THAT BUTANOL YIELDS CAN BE IMPROVED. THESE ARE THE CAPABILITY TO MONITOR INTRACELLULAR NAD (P) H AND THE INCREASED BUTANOL PRODUCTION BY THE ORGANISM WHEN CULTURED UNDER EXTREME REDUCING CONDITIONS. THIS PROJECT, THEREFORE, AIMS TO CONDUCT BUTANOL FERMENTATIONS UNDER DEFINED CELLULAR STATES BY THE ADDITION OF REDUCING AGENTS SO AS TO MAXIMIZE THE YIELD OF BUTANOL.

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