Biofuels from microbes

  title={Biofuels from microbes},
  author={Dominik Antoni and Vladimir V. Zverlov and Wolfgang H. Schwarz},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Today, biomass covers about 10% of the world’s primary energy demand. Against a backdrop of rising crude oil prices, depletion of resources, political instability in producing countries and environmental challenges, besides efficiency and intelligent use, only biomass has the potential to replace the supply of an energy hungry civilisation. Plant biomass is an abundant and renewable source of energy-rich carbohydrates which can be efficiently converted by microbes into biofuels, of which, only… 
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