Results of PGTF - Project INT/04/K04

INT/04/K04 - Development of new technologies and products for the whole utilization of marginal and primary yeasts as sources of food (YAF)  

Submitter: Cuban Research Institute for Sugar Cane by-Products (ICIDCA) from Cuba
Subcontractor: same as above

Priority area: Food and Agriculture

Participating/beneficiary countries: 3 countries (Argentina, Cuba and Mexico)
Number: INT/04/K04
PGTF input: US$25,000
Other inputs: US$245,000
Date of implementation: 2004-2005
Impact: Assessment at industrial scale of substitution of molasses by microbial growth enhancer (MGE) QZ-350 in yeast propagation.  Two tons of molasses needed as medium enrichment per ton of yeast were fully substituted by 1 Kg of MGE, without significant variation of productive results and with lower yeast production costs.

Contact:   Mr. Gustavo Saura Laria
Cuban Institute for Research on Sugar Cane By-Products (ICIDCA)
Vía Blanca #804 and Carretera Central, San Miguel del Padrón
Havana, Cuba
Telephone: (537)557015, 986501
Fax: (537)338236
Email: saura @

Final Report:

    • INT-04-K04-FinalReport.pdf  *  [Language: English; Size: 4499KB]

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