Univerisity of Illinois

  • New Yeast With High Alcohol Tolerance Could Improve Biofuel Production

    New Yeast With High Alcohol Tolerance Could Improve Biofuel Production

    At the intriguing intersection of green tech and microbial genomics lies a new discovery that could make biofuel production more efficient and affordable. That discovery is a strain of yeast with above-average alcohol tolerance. Biofuels are made by fermenting crops, and when yeast is used to convert sugars into biomass, the fermentation can create familiar alcohol-based fuels like ethanol… Read More