Quest for sustainable bio‐production and recovery of butanol as a promising solution to fossil fuel

  title={Quest for sustainable bio‐production and recovery of butanol as a promising solution to fossil fuel},
  author={Sampa Maiti and Gorka Gallastegui and Satinder Kaur Brar and Yann LeBihan and Gerardo Buelna and Patrick Drogui and Mausam P. Verma},
  journal={International Journal of Energy Research},
  pages={411 - 438}
Biobutanol has conventionally been generated by fermentation of carbohydrates derived from biomass (starch or sugar‐based feedstock, such as corn) using Clostridia strains (mainly C. beijerinckii and C. acetobutylicum) under anaerobic conditions in batch mode. Under these premises, it has been tough for the acetone–butanol–ethanol fermentation to compete with petro‐butanol production from an energy efficiency and material consumption standpoint. Challenges for butanol production from biomass… 
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