Zappi, Mark E.
French, W. Todd
George, Clifford E.
Toghiani, Rebecca K.
Brown, Lewis R.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering
Ethanol produced from lignocellulosic agricultural products and waste is an environmentallyriendly alternative to petroleum-derived fuel. Lignocellulosic biomass is gasified producing synthesis gas, which is composed of CO, CO2, and H2. Synthesis gas is fermented via anaerobic biocatalyst. The bacterium was grown in a fructose-rich medium then concentrated in ethanol production medium for synthesis gas fermentation. While the known ethanol-producing bacterium Clostridium ljungdahlii was used to provide baseline values for synthesis gas utilization and ethanol production, synthesis gas fermentation were conduced with a culture discovered at Mississippi State University. Additionally, efforts were made to isolate other anaerobic cultures capable of fermenting synthesis gas to ethanol.
Morrison, Christine Evon, "Production of Ethanol from the Fermentation of Synthesis Gas" (2004). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3649.