Fermentation of biomass

Katrin Thommes*, Vladimir Strezov

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    A major challenge to reducing our dependence on fossil fuel resources is the production of sustainable liquid fuels. Ethanol is amongst the most well-known liquid fuels and has been used for car engines since the late 1800s (Rothmann et al. 1983). Ethyl alcohol, or chemically, C 2H 5OH or EtOH, can be produced from renewable biomass materials and is therefore considered a ‘green’ fuel. Its utilisation as a transportation fuel can help reduce both the consumption of crude oil and the associated production of greenhouse gases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiomass processing technologies
    EditorsVladimir Strezov, Tim J. Evans
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton
    PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
    Number of pages51
    ISBN (Electronic)9781482282603
    ISBN (Print)9781466566163
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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