Microbial Production of Fuel Ethanol: Bacteria or Yeasts?

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M. Rebroša, M. Rosenberga, Ľ. Krištofíkováa, and R. Stloukalb

a Department of Biochemical Technology, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, b MEGA Co., Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech Republic


The advantages of using fuel ethanol are discussed. The physiology and metabolism of two main ethanol producers, Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, are compared. The review also includes description and comparison of different kinds of fermentation processes using these microorganisms.


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