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Table 6 Growth on and utilization of real life feedstocks.

From: Microbial production host selection for converting second-generation feedstocks into bioproducts

Feedstock (hydrolysis method) E. coli C. glutamicum S. cerevisiae P. stipitis T. reesei A. niger
  Biomass concentration (g/l) at the end of fermentation
Sugar cane bagasse (EH) 7.4 12.4 1.2 10.5 3.8 4.9
Sugar cane bagasse (AH) 1.6 3.1 3.8 4.2 7.9 5.5
Wheat straw (EH) 1.1 2.5 3.7 7.3 4.6 6.8
Wheat straw (AH) 6.5 4.6 4.2 6.3 7.6 5.4
Corn stover (AH) 2.1 4.1 3.7 5.2 6.3 5.4
Willow wood (AH) 0 0 3.1 6.6 6.5 5.8
Glycerol from biodiesel 0 0 0.3 3.5 6.7 5.8
  Time (h) after which > 50% of the initial glucose/glycerol was consumed
Sugar cane bagasse (EH) 20 20 15 20 120 100
Sugar cane bagasse (AH) 30 30 15 30 120 90
Wheat straw (EH) 20 20 15 20 120 90
Wheat straw (AH) 20 30 15 20 90 70
Corn stover (AH) 15 30 15 30 120 90
Willow wood (AH) - - 15 30 120 90
Glycerol from biodiesel - - - > 50* 120 120
  1. AH = acid hydrolysis, EH = enzymatic hydrolysis.
  2. *cultivation was terminated after 50 hours.