clostridium used to create butanol

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clostridium used to create butanol

Post by tnpalme » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:06 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew if Clostridium Tetani or any other bacteria from the Clostridia genus could be used for ABE fermentation. I know that C. acetobutylicum has been used but i was wondering if anything else could be used. And if they can be used if they would be likely to have greater yeilds of Butanol or not.

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Post by aptitude » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:07 am

Wikipedia:

Clostridium acetobutylicum is the most well known strain, although Clostridium beijerinckii has also been used for this process, with good results.

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Post by neobe110 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:04 pm

there are four strains most well known for butanol production

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Post by JorgeLobo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:29 pm

Clostridium acetobutylicum is a species not a strain.
neobe110 - do you mean species or strains - and please name them.

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