TechConnect Innovation Program

Solid-State Fermentation for Production of Succinic Acid from Renewable Biomass

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Global Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 626

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Development / License Partners