Toyota Motor Corp. recently held an event at its Toyota Biotechnology and Afforestation Laboratory to showcase technologies it has developed as part of its biotechnology and afforestation business. A newly developed yeast strain that increases the production yield of cellulosic ethanol was one of the technologies on display at the event.
According to information released by Toyota, its researchers used gene recombination technology to develop a new strain of yeast for cellulosic ethanol production.
Keywords: xylose, enzymatic saccharification, fermentation, extraction
Source: Biorefining Magazine, 2011-10-05.