442112 Glucose Production from Recycled Paper By Enzymatic Hydrolysis

Monday, November 9, 2015
Exhibit Hall 1 (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Kinley S. Gomez Rosa, Chemical Engineering, AIChE Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR, Tania Borrero, AIChE Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR, Ronard Herrera Monegro, Chemical Engineering, AIChE Puerto Rico, Bayamon, PR and Lorenzo Saliceti Piazza, Chemical Engineering, AIChE, mayaguez, PR

The industries of alternative energy sources are trying to reduce the utilization of fossil fuels. In

order to minimize the environmental impact of gasoline-only as a transportation fuel is to make

blends of gasoline with ethanol. Ethanol, a metabolite obtained through the fermentation of

sugars by the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, can be blended with gasoline up to 25% (E25)

without the need to make any alteration to our existing car engines. The purpose of this research

is to obtain ethanol through the anaerobic fermentation by the S. cerevisiae using as primary

carbon and energy source the hydrolyzed sugars from the recycled paper with and without ink.

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