Busiswa NdabaCountry of origin: South Africa Currently in: South Africa, Potchefstroom General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Degrees2013 Master Engineering sciences2010 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Current Research Activities
As a proud female research scientist under Biofuel research group of the North-West University, it is my responsibility to research ways in which we can reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere, while securing food consumption. My research project is aimed at producing sustainable fuels from second generation biomass, with more focus on bio-butanol and bio-ethanol production. I am currently investigating a number of technologies to produce these biofuels cheaper, and also without harming food consumption, hence the project focuses on non-food biomass for biofuel production.
Publications resulting from Research:
Ndaba, B., Chiyanzu, I., Marx, S., Obiero, G. Effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Zymomonas mobilis on the co-fermentation of sweet sorghum bagasse hydrolysates pretreated under varying conditions, Biomass and Bioenergy, 71: 350-356.
Marx, S., Ndaba, B., Chiyanzu, I., C. Schabort. Fuel ethanol production from sweet sorghum bagasse using microwave irradiation, Biomass and Bioenergy, 65:145-15.
B. Ndaba, I. Chiyanzu, S. Marx Direct fermentation of sweet sorghum juice by Clostridium acetobutylicum and Clostridium tetanomorphum to produce bio-butanol and organic acids, Biofuel Research Journal, 6 : 248-252.
B. Ndaba, I. Chiyanzu, S. Marx. n-Butanol derived from biochemical and chemical routes: A review, Biotechnology Reports, 8: 1–9.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:Research