Bioethanol Production from Carob Pod by Solid Submerged Fermentation

S. Saharkhiz, D. Mazaheri, S.A. Shojaosadati & F. Rezvani
Progressive depletion of conventional fossil fuels with increasing energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have led to a move towards renewable and sustainable energy sources. There is a growing interest worldwide to find out new and cheap carbohydrate sources for production of bioethanol. In this context, carob pod (Ceratonia siliqua) is proposed as an economical source for bioethanol production, especially, in arid regions. Carob has been widely grown in the Mediterranean region. It has...