Optimization of fermentation systems

We work on the optimization of fermentation systems for the production of second-generation biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol. Our researchers develop strategies to improve fermentation efficiency, reducing production time and costs. This optimization is conducted in an integrated manner with other steps of the production process, such as separation and purification of the final products. This ensures an efficient and sustainable process with reduced waste generation and maximized resource utilization.

Fermentation is a biological process that converts carbohydrates into alcohol or organic acids through the action of microorganisms, such as bacteria and yeast. This process is widely used in the production of food, beverages, and biofuels. Optimizing fermentation systems is essential to maximize biomass production and yield high-quality end products.

Microorganism selection

One of the approaches used by E-Renova is the selection of more efficient and tolerant microorganisms to adverse conditions, such as high temperature and low pH. We also explore the possibility of co-cultures, where different species of microorganisms work together to increase production and tolerance to adverse conditions.

Optimization of the hydrolysis process

Another approach used by E-Renova is the optimization of the hydrolysis process, which is the step that converts biomass into fermentable sugars. Hydrolysis can be performed through chemical or enzymatic processes, and the choice of the most suitable method depends on the characteristics of the biomass and the project goals.