Review: Pre-treatments and Fermentation of Seaweed for Bioethanol Production

Rachel Fran Mansa and Helvie Mansuit and Fong, K. F. and Coswald Stephen Sipaut and Chye, Fook Yee and Suhaimi Md Yasir (2013) Review: Pre-treatments and Fermentation of Seaweed for Bioethanol Production. Developments in Sustainable Chemical and Bioprocess Technology. pp. 129-136. ISSN 978-1-4614-6207-1


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This article reviews the current studies on the production of bioethanol from seaweed with a focus on the process pre-treatments and variety of microorganisms used in the process. Pre-treatment selection is essential to maximize the amount of reduced sugar for the fermentation to produce bioethanol. Specific microbial strains are matched to their ability to utilize sugar sources. Some studies focus mainly on general processing with variable microbial strains to gauge their abilities in fermentation. A summary of the current studies was carried out, and it is evident that two or more yield increasing techniques can coexist within a single process. The integration of the findings may be the key to make seaweed fermentation more efficient and affordable to serve as a sustainable and renewable energy source.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethanol Production, Acid Hydrolysis, Ethanol Yield, Pichia Stipitis, Seaweed Species
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 01:22
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2018 01:22

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