Cheaper Biofuels Might Soon Be Possible With Thermotolerant Yeast

October 3, 2014 2:08 PM

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Cheaper Biofuels Might Soon Be Possible With Thermotolerant Yeast

Yeasts generally find use in the process of making biofuels like ethanol from corn and other plant materials. However, it is also proven that in case of large concentration of ethanol, it can become toxic for the yeast.

Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have been successful in finding a mutation that could catalyze yeast growth at higher temperatures. This could pave the way for cheap ethanol and biofuel production. That is because with this new mutation, the need to incur expense to maintain the yeas...

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