As ethanol producers are used to working with yeast, it is much more probable that the ethanol production plants in Brazil, Europe or North America will use yeasts rather than bacteria should they switch to advanced biofuels.
We develop tailormade solutions for the Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast). Yeasts are among the best known microorganisms and have always been the preferred microorganism for industrial production processes. In contrast to bacteria, yeasts combine numerous decisive properties required for cost-competitive production of biofuels and biochemicals.
- yeasts are generally recognized as safe
- publically accepted
- easy to genetically modify
- have fast sugar consumption rates
- have low contamination risk
- have high robustness
- the production process is easier to control
- are highly resistant to toxic inhibitors and fermentation products
- resistant to butanol
- ferment sugars at low pH value