Commercial cellulosic ethanol: The role of plant-expressed enzymes

  title={Commercial cellulosic ethanol: The role of plant-expressed enzymes},
  author={Manuel B. Sainz},
  journal={In Vitro Cellular \& Developmental Biology - Plant},
  • M. Sainz
  • Published 23 May 2009
  • Chemistry, Biology
  • In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant
The use and production of biofuels has risen dramatically in recent yr. Bioethanol comprises 85% of total global biofuels production, with benefits including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and promotion of energy independence and rural economic development. Ethanol is primarily made from corn grain in the USA and sugarcane juice in Brazil. However, ethanol production using current technologies will ultimately be limited by land availability, government policy, and alternative uses for… 

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