Towards enhanced second-generation n-butanol production from sugarcane

Ana Maria Zetty Arenas

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Nowadays, the biotechnology industry is facing the challenge of producing suitable equivalents for petroleum-based products from renewable resources in a sustainable and economically feasible way. Finding cleaner alternatives for gasoline, fuels, and chemicals, has been the subject of research worldwide, whether for economic, geopolitical, or environmental reasons. Among these alternatives, liquid fuels derived from biomass stand out for their eco-friendly production....
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M., Supervisor
  • Filho, Rubens Maciel, Supervisor, External person
  • van Gulik, W.M., Advisor
  • Freitas Azzoni, S. , Advisor, External person
Award date22 Nov 2019
Print ISBNs978-94-028-1811-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Second-generation butanol
  • Clostridia biofilms
  • Extracellular polymeric substances
  • Sugarcane industry by-products
  • In‐situ product recovery
  • ABE fermentation


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