Yeast strain may bolster pine-based ethanol production

11/28/2011 | BiofuelsDigest.com

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new strain of yeast that may help produce and ferment ethanol from treated pine with as much as 17.5% solid biomass. The new yeast strain is capable of withstanding toxic compounds and producing ethanol from higher concentrations of treated wood, experts reported in the Biotechnology for Biofuels journal.

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