Bioresource Technology, Vol.236, 194-201, 2017
Production of bio-sugar and bioethanol from coffee residue (CR) by acid-chlorite pretreatment
Nowadays, coffee residue (CR) after roasting is recognized as one of the most useful resources in the world for producing the biofuel and bio-materials. In this study, we evaluated the potential of biosugar and bioethanol production from acid-chlorite treated CR. Notably, CR treated three times with acid-chlorite after organic solvent extraction (OSE-3), showed the high monosaccharide content, and the efficient sugar conversion yield compared to the other pretreatment conditions. The OSE-3 (6% substrate loading, w/v) can produce bio-sugar (0.568 g/g OSE-3). Also, simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) produced ethanol (0.266 g/g OSE-3), and showed an ethanol conversion yield of 73.8% after a 72-h reaction period. These results suggest that acid-chlorite pretreatment can improve the bio-sugar and bioethanol production of CR by removing the phenolic and brown compounds. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.