Trends and challenges in the microbial production of lignocellulosic bioalcohol fuels

  title={Trends and challenges in the microbial production of lignocellulosic bioalcohol fuels},
  author={C. Weber and Alexander Farwick and Feline Benisch and D. Brat and Heiko Dietz and Thorsten Subtil and E. Boles},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • C. Weber, Alexander Farwick, +4 authors E. Boles
  • Published 2010
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Bioalcohols produced by microorganisms from renewable materials are promising substitutes for traditional fuels derived from fossil sources. For several years already ethanol is produced in large amounts from feedstocks such as cereals or sugar cane and used as a blend for gasoline or even as a pure biofuel. However, alcohols with longer carbon chains like butanol have even more suitable properties and would better fit with the current fuel distribution infrastructure. Moreover, ethical… CONTINUE READING
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