Detoxification and fermentation of pyrolytic sugar for ethanol production.

  title={Detoxification and fermentation of pyrolytic sugar for ethanol production.},
  author={Hui Wang and Darrell Livingston and Radhakrishnan Srinivasan and Qi Li and Philip Steele and Fei Yu},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  volume={168 6},
The sugars present in bio-oil produced by fast pyrolysis can potentially be fermented by microbial organisms to produce cellulosic ethanol. This study shows the potential for microbial digestion of the aqueous fraction of bio-oil in an enrichment medium to consume glucose and produce ethanol. In addition to glucose, inhibitors such as furans and phenols are present in the bio-oil. A pure glucose enrichment medium of 20 g/l was used as a standard to compare with glucose and aqueous fraction… CONTINUE READING

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