Application Note

Anaerobic Yeast Fermentation For The Production Of Ethanol In A New Brunswick™ BioFlo® 310 Fermentor

Source: Eppendorf, Inc
Anaerobic Yeast Fermentation For The Production Of Ethanol In A New Brunswick BioFlo 310 Fermentor

By Yinliang Chen, Jeff Krol, Weimin Huang, Rich Mirro, and Vikram Gossain

Whether used for research or production, the versatile New Brunswick BioFlo 310 fermentor from Eppendorf allows growth of a wide variety of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, including bacteria, plant, algae, fungi and yeast. Its advanced controller can regulate up to four vessels simultaneously, 120 process loops in all. Here we demonstrate one facet of its versatility—a technique for inducing ethanol production in yeast, by switching from an aerobic growth phase to an anaerobic steady-state culture.