Alcohol from Cassava/Tapioca starch



Project Brief
  • Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of plant species Manihot esculenta.
  • Tapioca is now cultivated worldwide and has many names, including cassava, bitter-cassava, manioc, "mandioca", "aipim", "macaxeira", "manioca", "boba", "tapioca plant" "yuca".
  • Cassava starch is produced primarily by the wet milling of fresh cassava roots but in some countries such as Thailand it is produced from dry cassava chips. Starch is the main constituent of cassava. About 25% starch may be obtained from mature, good quality tubers.
  • Ethanol(Alcohol) is usually made by the fermentation of sugar, cellulose, or converted starch. Ethanol can be produced from maize, cassava, and cellulose. It has uses as food and in the pharmaceutical industry. It is also used as a bio fuel.
  • A basic ethanol plant that produces ethanol from cassava will wash, peel, grate, and cook the cassava in a jet cooker. It will then ferment, distill, and bottle the ethanol. Besides these equipment a steam boiler, generating set, effluent treatment plant, and an electrical system are needed.
  • Poor subsistence farmers are the main growers of cassava, and women are largely responsible for the
    work of processing it to make  tapioca and other products The uses of cassava are expanding, as further processing can produce chips, pellets, flour, alcohol and starch.
  • In Africa cassava production has more than tripled since 1961 from 33 million tonnes per year to
    101 million tonnes.
General Information
  • Tapioca Starch Info
  • Cassava Starch Information
  • Cassava Ethanol Production
  • Production of cassava starch -  general information
  • Characteristics Of Cassava Starch


  • Company from Vietnam
  • Company from China
  • Company from Vietnam


  • Polyvinyl alcohol-starch film
  • Starch viscosity control agent using an ethoxylated fatty alcohol
  • Starch / polyvinyl alcohol paper surface coating composition
  • Production of Alcohol from cassava starch
  • Fresh Cassava Root to Alcohol

Raw Material Supplier

  • Cassava tubers Supplier
  • Fungamyl enzyme Supplier
  • Baker Yeast Supplier
  • Thin  layer chromatographic plates/ solvents Supplier
  • Benedicts quantitative reagent Supplier

Equipment Supplier

  • Cheese Filter Supplier
  • Liquid Chromotography Analysis Supplier
  • Steam Boiler Supplier


  • Cassava Starch Supplier
  • Cassava starch alcohol Supplier
  • Tapioca starch Supplier
  • Tapioca starch alcohol Supplier
  • Tapioca Starch alcohol supplier


  • Alcohol Production from Cassava Starch by
    Co-immobilized Zymomonas mobilis
  • Alcohol Production from Various Enzyme- Converted Starches without Cooking
  • Production of alcohol from cassava flour hydrolysate
  • Cassava-based Adsorbent for Ethanol Dehydration
  • Optimization of Ethanol Production Process from Cassava Starch by Surface Response
  • Detection of synergistic interactions of polyvinyl alcohol–cassava starch
  • Efficiency of alcohol production in cassava
  • Fermentation conditions of Ethanol Production from Tapioca Starch
  • Utilization of cassava starch for production of ethanol
  • Production of Alcohol from Saccharified Waste Residue from Cassava Starch
  • Saccharification of cassava starch
  • Solid substrate fermentation of cassava fibrous residue for production ethanol
  • Tableting properties of a acid modified cassava starch dehydrated in alcohol
  • Ethanol fermentation technology


  • Alcohol Toxicity
  • Biochemistry of Alcohol Toxicity
  • Alcohol Toxicity Information

Report & Market

  • Present Situation of Cassava Starch Industry in Thailand
  • Cassava Starch Market ;Current Situation and Outlook
  • The World Starch Market
  • New cassava products of future potential in India
  • Industrial Alcohol from Cassava
  • Cassava and Starch Technology
  • Tapioca firms mull ethanol
  • Cassava Starch Improving marketing strategies