Release optimization of fermentable sugars from defatted rice bran for bioethanol production

Francieli Begnini Siepmann, Cristiane Canan, Manoella Moura Monteiro de Jesus, Catiussa Mayara Pazuch, Eliane Colla


The aim of this study was to optimize the enzymatic hydrolysis of defatted rice bran (DRB) for release fermentable sugars with subsequent bioethanol production. Optimization of enzymatic hydrolysis was achieved using a sequential experimental design, performing a fractional factorial design (FFD) followed by two Central Composite Rotatable Designs (CCRDs). The optimization was achieved under the conditions of 200 g L-1 of DRB concentration, 30 μL of α-amylase g-1 of DRB and 40 μL g-1 of amyloglucosidase (AMG), at action times of two and three hours, respectively. In bioethanol production, it was evaluated the effect of adding of 15 μL g-1 of protease prior to the action of amylases. Fermentation was conducted at 29°C, with 4.0% Saccharomyces cerevisiae and initial pH of 5.0. The hydrolysis with protease yielded 3.55% ethanol, an increase of 115.15% in relation to the medium without protease addition, and the conversion had a yield of 101.5% in 24h of alcoholic fermentation. This study demonstrates the possibility to obtain bioethanol from DRB.




alcoholic fermentation; strategy of experimental design; reducing sugars for bioprocess; protease

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