TITLE

Fungus and ethanol

PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Journal of College Science Teaching;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses findings of a study conducted by a team of researchers from Iowa State University and the University of Hawaii, which suggested that growing a fungus on leftovers of ethanol production can save energy, recycle more water and improve livestock feed. According to lead researcher Hans van Leeuwen, the process of growing a fungus could change ethanol production in dry-grind factories. The process involves the grinding of corn kernels and adding water and enzymes, which then break the starches into sugars. Through the use of yeasts, the sugars are fermented to produce ethanol.
ACCESSION #
32819060

 

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