The application of power ultrasound to enhance the butanol fermentation process

Lead Participant: Celbius Ltd


Growing environmental awareness and increasing crude oil prices have brought serious importance to the production of biofuels from biomass. Biobutanol – a superior fuel to ethanol - can be produced from carbon neutral renewable biomass via the bacterial Clostridia fermentation process. In this project we aim to integrate SBP with the butanol fermentation to speed up sugar conversion rates to solvents and also to assist with product recovery. We aim to establish the principles for SBP as applied to the butanol fermentation, design industrial protocols and equipment, and quantify the patentable benefits accordingly.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Celbius Ltd £15,100 £ 11,325


Green Biologics Limited, ABINGDON £15,500 £ 11,625


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