Chemical-Free Production of Multiple High-Value Bioproducts from Metabolically Engineered Transgenic Sugarcane ‘Oilcane’ Bagasse and Their Recovery Using Nanofiltration
CABBI Theme: Conversion
Keywords: Biomass Analytics, Hydrolysate, Metabolomics
Jia, Y., Maitra, S., Singh, V. Jan. 16, 2023. “Chemical-Free Production of Multiple High-Value Bioproducts from Metabolically Engineered Transgenic Sugarcane ‘Oilcane’ Bagasse and Their Recovery Using Nanofiltration.” Bioresource Technology 371:128630. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2023.128630.
Bioenergy crops have potential for being a sustainable and renewable feedstock for biofuels and various value-added bioproducts. The study utilizes recently developed transgenic sugarcane (“oilcane”) bagasse for chemical-free coproduction of high-value bioproducts, i.e., furfurals, HMF, acetic acid, cellulosic sugars, and vegetative lipids. Hydrothermal pretreatment was optimized at 210 °C for 5 min to coproduce 6.91%, 2.67%, 5.07%, 2.42% and 37.82% (w/w) furfurals, HMF, acetic acid, vegetative lipids, and cellulosic sugars, respectively from lignocellulosic biomass. Additionally, nanofiltration system in-series was successfully established to recover sugars, furfurals, HMF, and acetic acid from the pretreatment liquor. 1st nanofiltration with Duracid NF membrane rejected ∼99% sugars. Concentrated sugars with significantly reduced inhibitory products were obtained in retentate for fermentation. 2nd nanofiltration with NF90 membrane used permeate of 1st nanofiltration as feed and rejected ∼ 86% furfurals. The work demonstrates the feasibility of coproducing and recovering multiple biochemicals from lignocellulosic biomass.
- Percentage Rejection
- Mass Composition and Distribution
- Permeate Fluxes