Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 9, Pages: 1087-1089
S. Ravikumar1*, R. Gokulakrishnan1 , M. Kanagavel2 and N. Thajuddin2
1 School of Marine Sciences, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies, Alagappa University, Thondi Campus, Thondi-623 409, Ramanathapuram district, India.
2 Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-620 024, India. [email protected]*
The present study was aimed to produce the bioethanol from seagrass biowastes using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It reveals that, the maximum production of ethanol (0.047 ml.g-1 ) was recorded from the fresh seagrass leaves in acid pre treatment. Hence, the fresh seagrass leaves could be used one of the suitable substrates for the production of bioethanol.
Keywords: Bioethanol; Fermentation; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Seagrass
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