Ethanol just got cheaper thanks to heat (and booze) tolerant yeast

October 3, 2014 12:53 PM

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Ethanol just got cheaper thanks to heat (and booze) tolerant yeast

Creating heartier yeast is surprisingly simple

Biofuels are a hot commodity these days, with ethanol being one of the most popular. However, ethanol has a problem: Yeast. Though instrumental to its creation, yeast can be fickle. Get it too hot, or concentrate the ethanol too highly, and the yeast shut down, limiting production potential. Now, ac...

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