Microbial Production of Ethanol


Microbial Production of Ethanol

Khush Bakhat Alia, Ijaz Rasul, Farrukh Azeem, Sabir Hussain, Muhammad Hussnain Siddique, Saima Muzammil, Muhammad Riaz, Amna Bari, Sehrish Liaqat, Habibullah Nadeem

With the increase in population, the demand for fuel from renewable resources is increasing as the sources of fossil fuel are exhausting. In this perspective production of biofuels gained importance and now biofuels are obtained by the fermentation of sugarcane and starch-based cereals and lignocellulosic materials including wheat straws, woodchips, agricultural and forest residues, etc. As these sources have certain limitations attention has been shifted towards the use of algae as a feedstock for biofuel. The conversion of these feedstocks into ethanol with the help of microorganisms is in consideration to meet the demand for fuel from renewable resources.

Biofuel, Bioethanol, Lignocellulosic Biomass, Renewable Energy

Published online 2/21/2019, 28 pages

Citation: Khush Bakhat Alia, Ijaz Rasul, Farrukh Azeem, Sabir Hussain, Muhammad Hussnain Siddique, Saima Muzammil, Muhammad Riaz, Amna Bari, Sehrish Liaqat, Habibullah Nadeem, Microbial Production of Ethanol, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 46, pp 307-334, 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781644900116-12

Part of the book on Microbial Fuel Cells

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