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Fuel Ethanol Production from Sugarcane

Edited by Thalita Peixoto Basso

University of São Paulo


Luiz Carlos Basso

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

This book offers a broad understanding of bioethanol production from sugarcane, although a few other substrates, except corn, will also be mentioned. The 10 chapters are grouped in five sections. The Fuel Ethanol Production from Sugarcane in Brazil section consists of two chapters dealing with the first-generation ethanol Brazilian industrial process. The Strategies for Sugarcane Bagasse Pretreatment section deals with emerging physicochemical methods for biomass pretreatment, and the non-conventional biomass source for lignocellulosic ethanol production addresses the potential of weed biomass as alternative feedstock. In the Recent Approaches for Increasing Fermentation Efficiency of Lignocellulosic Ethanol section, potential and research progress using thermophile bacteria and yeasts is presented, taking advantage of microorganisms involved in consolidating or simultaneous hydrolysis and fermentation processes. Finally, the Recent Advances in Ethanol Fermentation section presents the use of cold plasma and hydrostatic pressure to increase ethanol production efficiency. Also in this section the use of metabolic-engineered autotrophic cyanobacteria to produce ethanol from carbon dioxide is mentioned.

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Fuel Ethanol Production from SugarcaneEdited by Thalita Peixoto Basso

Published: January 23rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74271

ISBN: 978-1-78984-938-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-937-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-784-8

Copyright year: 2019

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7593 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

15 Web of Science Citations

31 Dimensions Citations


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1. Assessment of Sugarcane-Based Ethanol Production

By Rubens Eliseu Nicula de Castro, Rita Maria de Brito Alves, Cláudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento and Reinaldo Giudici


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2. Clash of Kingdoms: How Do Bacterial Contaminants Thrive in and Interact with Yeasts during Ethanol Production?

By Thiago Olitta Basso and Felipe Senne de Oliveira Lino


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3. Emerging Physico-Chemical Methods for Biomass Pretreatment

By Edem C. Bensah and Moses Y. Mensah


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4. Sugarcane Bagasse Pretreatment Methods for Ethanol Production

By Saleh Sabiha-Hanim and Nurul Asyikin Abd Halim


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5. Potential of Weed Biomass for Bioethanol Production

By Siripong Premjet


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6. Progress in Second Generation Ethanol Production with Thermophilic Bacteria

By Sean Michael Scully and Johann Orlygsson


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7. Potential of Thermotolerant Ethanologenic Yeasts Isolated from ASEAN Countries and Their Application in High- Temperature Fermentation

By Tomoyuki Kosaka, Noppon Lertwattanasakul, Nadchanok Rodrussamee, Mochamad Nurcholis, Ngo Thi Phuong Dung, Chansom Keo-Oudone, Masayuki Murata, Peter Götz, Constantinos Theodoropoulos, Suprayogi, Jaya Mahar Maligan, Savitree Limtong and Mamoru Yamada


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8. Enhanced Ethanol Production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Induced by Cold Plasma at Atmospheric Air Pressure

By Xiao-Yu Dong


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9. High Hydrostatic Pressure Process to Improve Ethanol Production

By Ane Catarine Tosi-Costa, Cárita Turbay-Vasconcelos, Luiza Adami, Luiza Favarato, Maria Bolivar-Telleria, Tarcio Carneiro, Alexandre Santos, Alberto R. Fernandes and Patricia M.B. Fernandes


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10. Metabolic Engineering of the Model Photoautotrophic Cyanobacterium Synechocystis for Ethanol Production: Optimization Strategies and Challenges

By J. Tony Pembroke, Patricia Armshaw and Michael P. Ryan


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