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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 13, No. 4, 2010
Bioline Code: ej10041
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2010

 en Valorization of raw glycerol for citric acid production by Yarrowia lipolytica yeast
Rywinska, Anita; Rymowicz, Waldemar & Marcinkiewicz, Marta

Abstract

In the present report, citric acid production from raw glycerol in two fed-batch systems by acetate negative-mutants of Yarrowia lipolytica: Wratislavia 1.31 and Wratislavia AWG7 was compared. In the system, in which the total glycerol concentration was 200 g·L-1, the substrate was added by pulsed additions, and in the other, in which the total glycerol concentration was 300 g·L-1, the substrate was added at a constant feeding rate of 1.4 g·h-1. Despite high citric acid concentrations (155.2 and 157.5 g·L-1 with Y. lipolytica Wratislavia 1.31 and Y. lipolytica Wratislavia AWG7, respectively) obtained from 300 g·L-1 of glycerol, the yield of citric acid was similar, i.e. about 0.6 g·g-1. The volumetric citric acid productivity was markedly higher (1.05 and 0.94 g·L-1h-1 with Y. lipolytica Wratislavia 1.31 and Y. lipolytica Wratislavia AWG7 strains, respectively) in the cultures containing 200 g·L-1 of carbon source.

Keywords
citric acid, fed-batch culture, Yarrowia lipolytica, raw glycerol.

 
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