DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2013.08.005
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Luana V. da Silva, Camila B. Tavares, Roberta dos R. Ribeiro, Fernando L. P. Pessoa, Maria Alice Z. Coelho, Priscilla F. F. Amaral

Abstract: Due to the scarcity of fossil fuels in the world, there is increasing interest in the commercial production of biodiesel, which leads to obtaining large amounts of glycerol as a byproduct. If not disposed of properly, glycerol can generate environmental impact. One of the promises, the application of the crude glycerol is the production of citric acid by microbial fermentation. Citric acid is industrially produced by a submerged fermentation process with Aspergillus niger, using sucrose as carbon source, but d…

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