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Raw Materials


In order for the production of lactic acid to be feasible, cheap raw materials are necessary, because polymer producers and other
industrial users usually require large quantities of lactic acid at a relatively low cost.
Raw materials for lactic acid production
should have the following characteristics: cheap, low levels of
contaminants, rapid production rate, high yield, little or no by-product
formation, ability to be fermented with little or no pre-treatment and year-round availability.

Raw materials that have been used commercially include:

  • Sucrose (from syrups, juices and molasses)

  • Lactose (from whey)

  • Maltose (produced by specific enzymatic starch conversion processes)

  • Glucose (from starch conversion processes)

  • Mannitol

There are also other cheap raw materials that is been
investigated which could also be used.

         Molasses

         Rye

         Sweet sorghum

         Wheat

         Corn

         Cloud Callout:        HmmÖ..Do u know that wood is one of the investigated raw materials for the production of lactic acid???? Shocking isnít it? Who would have thought of it???
Cassava

         Potato

         Rice

         Barley

         Cellulose

         Corncob

         Waste paper

         Wood

         Whey

 

corncobs
rye

molasses