Chapter 9. Improvements in Corn to Ethanol Production Technology UsingSaccharomyces cerevisiae

  1. Alain A. Vertès3,
  2. Nasib Qureshi4,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek5 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa6
  1. Vijay Singh1,
  2. David B. Johnston2,
  3. Kent D. Rausch1 and
  4. M. E. Tumbleson1

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch9

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Singh, V., Johnston, D. B., Rausch, K. D. and Tumbleson, M. E. (2010) Improvements in Corn to Ethanol Production Technology UsingSaccharomyces cerevisiae, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 4

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 5

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 6

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  2. 2

    Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • ethanol and butanol;
  • corn to ethanol production industry;
  • industrial ethanol production technology;
  • alpha-amylase, an endoenzyme;
  • simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF);
  • fermentation time;
  • granular starch-hydrolyzing (GSH) enzymes and granular starch hydrolysis;
  • corn fractionation;
  • simultaneous SSF and distillation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Current Industrial Ethanol Production Technology

  • Granular Starch Hydrolysis

  • Corn Fractionation

  • Simultaneous SSF and Distillation

  • Dynamic Control of SSF Processes

  • Cost of Ethanol

  • Perspective

  • References