Syngas fermentation provides a promising and unique route to produce biofuels from the syngas that can be produced from various resources via different technologies. In this chapter, biological conversion of syngas is introduced and reviewed in terms of fermentation mechanism, factors that influence the process including media composition, reactor type, and method of product recovery. In addition, a review of current pilot- and commercial-scale processes of syngas fermentations is included. Combination of biomass gasification and syngas fermentation has been commercially deployed to produce bioethanol in consideration of the advantages of biomass gasification which can use a wide range of raw feedstock and syngas fermentation related to its high product selectivity.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Biofuels Production|
|Subtitle of host publication||Processes and Technologies: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jan 2016|
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