International Sugar Journal

Second generation ethanol production: The use of Clostridium phytofermentans in a biomass to ethanol process [Full subscriber]

Fuels and chemicals produced from renewable feedstocks such as biomass offer many benefits over those produced from petroleum. These benefits include energy security, environmental preservation and sustainability, reduction in green house gas emissions, and lower raw material costs, in addition to economic and rural development. Many countries around the world are mandating and incentivizing the use of renewable fuels, for example the United States has mandated the use of 36 billion gallons of renewable liquid transportation fuels by 2022. Currently ethanol is the most common biofuel accounting for roughly 25 billion gallons in worldwide production and the majority of the…

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