Ethanol from Biomass: The Five-Carbon Solution

    Research output: NRELBrochure


    This document explains how NREL's fermentation research has produced a major breakthrough in the production of ethanol from biomass. Use of a metabolically engineered bacterium, which will allow cofermentation of both major components (xylose and glucose) of biomass, promises to greatly simplify the production process and reduce costs.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - 1995

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/MK-336-5682


    • biomass-to-ethanol
    • cellulose conversion
    • hemicellulose
    • xylose


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