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Preliminary Assessment of African Star Apple Seeds (Chrysophyllum Albidum) as Potential Feedstock for Production of Bioethanol

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dc.contributor.author DekeVictoria, Adegunloye
dc.contributor.author Mabel, Olotu Titilayo
dc.contributor.author Sanusi, Isaac Adeyemi
dc.contributor.author Sanni, Ezekiel. Mercy
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-01T09:56:15Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-01T09:56:15Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-08
dc.identifier.issn 1818-5878
dc.identifier.issn 2408-8498
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd:8080/handle/123456789/6945
dc.description.abstract Production of Bioethanol from renewable feedstocks has gained considerable scientific attention since they are able to supply energy and they serve as alternative fuels. This study presents a preliminary assessment of the production of Bioethanol from African star apple seeds. The mildly pre-treated seeds were fermented for bioethanol production by wild microbes. These organisms responsible for the fermentation were then isolated and characterized using microbiological techniques. Proximate analysis was carried out on the fermented milled seed during the fermentation period. High percentage carbohydrate, fat, and protein were obtained. Bioethanol produced was comparable to conventional ethanol physically and chemically. Specifically noticeable, flash point (12.5 ℃), refractive index (1.364), and relative density (0.762 g/cm3 ). The different wild microorganisms isolated during the fermentation period were Bacillus brevis, Bacillus cereus, Aspergillus niger, Penicillium verruculosum, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus rossiae, Serratia marcescens, Absidia Spinosa, Rhizopus stolonifer, Pediococcus damnosus, Klebsiella planticola Rhizopus stolonifer and Fusarium culmorum. Although the mild pretreatment was ineffective for releasing fermentable sugar needed for bioethanol production, these findings demonstrate that Chrysophyllum albidum seeds which are usually wild can be an excellent renewable feedstock of fermentable sugars for the production of biofuels such as Bioethanol with suitable pretreatment techniques. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher ©Daffodil International University en_US
dc.subject Fermentation en_US
dc.subject Bioethanol en_US
dc.subject Seeds en_US
dc.title Preliminary Assessment of African Star Apple Seeds (Chrysophyllum Albidum) as Potential Feedstock for Production of Bioethanol en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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