Yeasts have been domesticated by mankind before horses. After the mastering of alcoholic fermentation for centuries, yeasts have become the protagonist of one of the most important biotechnological industries worldwide: the production of bioethanol. This chapter will initially present some important challenges to be overcome in this industry, both in first and second generation biofuel production. Then, it will briefly revisit some advances obtained in recent years. Finally, it will present and discuss some opportunities, in the scope of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, that will likely be present in the future of bioethanol.
|Title of host publication||Ethanol as a green alternative fuel|
|Subtitle of host publication||insight and perspectives|
|Editors||Helen Treichel , Sérgio Luiz Alves Júnior, Gislaine Fongaro, Caroline Müller|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2019|
|Name||Renewable energy: research, development and policies|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
Basso, T. O., Walker, R. S. K., Basso, L. C., & Walker, G. M. (2019). The future of bioethanol. In H. Treichel , S. L. Alves Júnior, G. Fongaro, & C. Müller (Eds.), Ethanol as a green alternative fuel: insight and perspectives (pp. 259-283). (Renewable energy: research, development and policies). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..