Name: Abdurrahman Adam (23019006)
Advisors: 1. Prof. Dr. Tjandra Setiadi | 2. Dr. Made Tri Ari Penia Kresnowati
Research Title and Description:

Evaluation of Fermentation of Empty Fruit Bunch in Repeated Batch Reactor

Indonesia begins to push palm oil industries to utilize empty fruit bunches (EFB) waste, for instance, to produce eco-friendly and cheap xylitol. Nonetheless, to date, xylitol production has not been optimal yet and the operational cost is high especially in fermentation stage. Reactor configuration with repeated batch system is indicated to increase xylitol fermentation performance and depress the operational cost. The objective of this research is to evaluate the performance of repeated-batch fermentation configuration in xylitol production. The results are used to review the feasibility of repeated-batch reactor application in xylitol production.