It is possible to produce bioethanol and other valuable chemicals, such as bioplastics, by utilising the metabolism of cells
Biofuel from agricultural waste utilising yeast cells
VTT has developed yeast-based methods for efficient production of biofuel from agricultural waste. In addition to bioethanol, several other valuable chemicals, such as bioplastics, xylitol, pigments and medicines, can be produced by utilising the metabolism of cells. The engineering of the cellular metabolism enables efficient biotechnological production and the utilisation of biomasses as the main raw material in place of oil. In the extensive research program also new ways of utilising enzymes in industry have been developed. Utilising these enzyme technologies new application characteristics e.g. for wood fibres can be developed, including changes in their electrical conductivity as well as their hygroscopic or hydrophobic characteristics.
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