Ethanol production from lignocelluloses by encapsulated and flocculating yeast
Start date: 2009-01-01
End date: 2010-12-31
This project aims to further improve the fermentation performance of encapsulated and flocculating yeast systems, and to enable conversion between lab and industry, by:
- improving the encapsulation processes to achieve long-term robust cultivation of lignocellulose hydrolyzates a minimum cost
- clarifying the cellular mechanisms leading to improved tolerance, yields, production rates and sugar conversion, by a detailed physiological study of encapsulated and flocculating yeast in hydrolyzates
- simulating the entire process, optimizing the process regarding the energy requirement, and performing an economical evaluation.