Thalita Peixoto Basso

University of São Paulo

Thalita Peixoto Basso received her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering from Londrina State University (PR-Brazil). During this period, she studied the fermentation characteristics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from ethanol industrial processes. She obtained her Master’s degree in Science from the Agrifood Industry, Food and Nutrition Department of the University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ/USP, SP-Brazil). During this time, she isolated and selected fungi with high cellulose activity for the enzymatic hydrolysis of sugarcane bagasse. She received her Ph.D. in Science from the Soil Science Department (Agricultural Microbiology Program) at ESALQ/USP, with a period of one year as a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley and Energy Bioscience Institute. Meanwhile, she worked on the improvement of S. cerevisiae by hybridization for increased tolerance toward inhibitors from second-generation ethanol substrates. Currently, she is a postdoctoral working with metabolomics and proteomics of fermentation processes at the Genetics Department from ESALQ/USP.

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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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