The future of bioethanol

Thiago O. Basso, Roy S.K. Walker, Luiz C. Basso, Graeme M. Walker

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEthanol as a green alternative fuel
    Subtitle of host publicationinsight and perspectives
    EditorsHelen Treichel , Sérgio Luiz Alves Júnior, Gislaine Fongaro, Caroline Müller
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)9781536157208
    ISBN (Print)9781536157192
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

    Publication series

    NameRenewable energy: research, development and policies
    PublisherNova Science Publishers


    • Bioethanol
    • Yeast
    • Metabolic engineering
    • Synthetic biology


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