Posted: 18.01.2023 13:03:00

China developed new method for starch synthesis from corn

Scientists from the Institute of Biotechnology Research of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences have developed a new highly efficient method for obtaining synthetic starch from corn stalks, TASS reports


It is noted that to convert the cellulose of the stems into starch, the researchers used a multi-enzyme complex and baker’s yeast. Moreover, in the process of aerobic (with the participation of oxygen) fermentation, microbial protein was obtained.

Experts note that the method does not require the use of expensive equipment, high energy costs and the use of coenzymes (organic compounds necessary for the catalytic action of enzymes). Thus, its introduction will make it possible to reduce the cost of production of synthetic starch and microbial protein.