Solid-State Fermentation for Production of Succinic Acid from Renewable Biomass
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
This technology relates to the use of solid-state fermentation to produce succinic acid from sugarcane bagasse. Succinic acid produced via this method is highly concentrated (~80%) and incurs much lower purification costs compared to submerged ferementation where energy intensive purifications eg distillation is used for purification.
Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: (1) Lower cost feedstock: uses direct biomass waste (sugarcane bagasse) as feedstock instead of glucose (2) Highly concentrated product (80%), eliminating need for energy intensive purification processes (3) Micro-organism used is an anaerobe, which eliminates the need for oxygen to be pumped into the system.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 626
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
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Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Development / License Partners