Identifying New Yeast Strains for Bioethanol Production by HPLC

A.S. Farooq, D. Greetham, M.E. Marvin, F. Dafhnis-Calas & E.J. Louis
Bioethanol generated from household, agricultural or forestry waste is currently being sought as a second generation biofuel. Wheat straw is an abundant source of biomass in Europe and second in the world to rice straw. To convert lignocellulosic residues such as wheat straw to bioethanol in the most efficient and economical manner we require an organism that can convert hexose and pentose sugars into ethanol. Natural fermentative ecosystems such as agricultural manure and forest floors...