Effect of Inhibitors on Ethanol Production: A Mini Review
The interest in biofuels is caused by the drawbacks of using fossil fuels: high oil prices, their role in global warming, and their non-renewable nature as an energy source. Production of fuel ethanol from biomass is an interesting alternative to traditional fossil fuel. In the process of pretreating and hydrolyzing the materials to get sugars, along with sugars for fermentation some toxic compounds are formed which affect microorganisms during fermentation. To overcome these effects, encapsulation of yeast is one possible method.