WWI fermentation process could hold key to efficient biofuel production

November 12, 2012 |

In California, the fermentation process used to make cordite for bullets and artillery shells during WWI could be used to better ferret sugars found in biomass. A Berkeley Lab has been able to upgrade metabolic pathways for creating transportation fuels close to theoretical yields… up to a gallon of fuel from 16 pounds of sugars that are derived from lignocellulosic biomass. The key bacterium is Clostridium acetobutylicum.

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