1,3-Propanediol production from crude glycerol from jatropha biodiesel process
The present report describes production of 1,3-propanediol by Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 15380 from crude glycerol from jatropha biodiesel process. Optimization resulted in a yield of up to 56 g/L of 1,3-propanediol. A conversion rate of 0.85 mol 1,3-propanediol/mol of glycerol has been obtained. Downstream processing to isolate 1,3-propanediol from the fermentation broth resulted in 99.7% pure product with a recovery of 34%. The pure 1,3-propanediol was polymerized with terephthalic acid successfully to yield polytrimethylene terephthalate.
Journal: New Biotechnology - Volume 28, Issue 1, 31 January 2011, Pages 19–23