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Project

Title
Bioökonomie International 2015: BranLact - Thermophile Milchsäureproduktion in kontinuierlicher Kultivierung auf Basis von Reiskleie
Acronym
BranLact
Start
01.05.2016
End
30.04.2019
Partner
Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Summary
Rice bran is the by-product of rice industry, and available in huge amount in Asia. This project purposes production of lactic acid utilizing defatted rice bran as raw material. However, the rice bran contains about 15% cellulose, which is not hydrolyzed during saccharification and leads to high viscosity of the fermentation broth. The project aims to select a thermopphilic strain, for achieving high-temperaturecontinuous cultivation, scale-up, and downstream processing will also be developed to establish integrated and cost-effective process.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Funding agency
Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)
Grant agreement number
031B0174