Document Type : Research Paper

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Environmental science department Karachi University, Pakistan

Received: 04 July 2018                    Accepted: 14 August 2018                        Published: 01 September 2018

 10.22034/MBT.2018.80815                                                                     XML Files


The present study describes the ethanol fermentation from sugarcane molasses by locally isolated yeast strain. Ten yeast strains were isolated from soil and cultured in 15% molassess medium. Saccharomyces cerevisiae Bio-07 gave maximum productivity (52.0g/L). Fermentation conditions were optimized for maximum production of ethanol. Maximum yield of ethanol (76.8 g/L) was obtained with 15% molasses concentration, 3% inoculum size, pH 4.5 and temperature 30 ° C. Potassium Ferrocyanide (150ppm) was used to control the trace metals present in the molasses medium.