African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12267

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of ethanol production from pito mash using Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Ofosu-Appiah C.*
  • Ofosu-Appiah C.*
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Zakpaa H. D.
  • Zakpaa H. D.
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Mak-Mensah E.
  • Mak-Mensah E.
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Bentil J. A.
  • Bentil J. A.
  • Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Center for Bioprocessing Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.
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  •  Received: 12 October 2015
  •  Accepted: 30 June 2016
  •  Published: 27 July 2016

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