Lipid production from diverse oleaginous yeasts from steam exploded corn cobs

  • Heike Kahr (Speaker)
  • Alexander Jäger (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Corn cob hydrolysate was used as substrate for growth and lipid accumulation via oleaginous yeast species. A mass based suspension of 10 g 100 g-1 corn cob hydrolysate contained 26.0 g L-1 glucose, 8.5 g L-1 xylose. The inhibitor concentrations were 0.16 g L-1 acetic acid, 1.50 g L-1 formic acid, 0.48 g L-1 HMF and 0.06 g L-1 furfural. These conditions reduced the cell growth of non-adapted yeast. Successful adaptation of the tested yeasts over several generations in corn cob hydrolysate was performed. The adapted yeast Candida lipolytica produced 19.4 g 100 g -1 lipids in relation to the dry weight in 7.5 g 100 g-1 dry matter corn cob hydrolysate in fed batch mode. The scale up was done up to a volume of 2.5 litres – here lipid accumulation up to 17.5 g 100 g-1 was demonstrated with the quantitative GC/FID analyses. Predominantly oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic and palmitoleic acid were produced. This lipid spectrum is suitable for biodiesel production.
Period9 May 2018
Event title International Conference on BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Event typeConference
LocationTartu, EstoniaShow on map