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Chapter Large-scale organic acid production

Efcient lactic acid production from cane sugar molasses is achieved by Lactobacillus delbrueckii in batch fermentation. Fermentative production of lactic acid is very effective in producing optically pure l-or d-lactic and also dl-lactic acid, depending on the strain (Dumbrepatil et al., 2008). Lactobacillus plantarum cells are homofermentative, often used for production of lactic acid from glucose fermentation (Krishnan et al., 2001).