Like any industrial process, ethanol production comes with high costs. With the feedstocks accounting for 50% of production costs and energy for 25%, it is crucial to reach maximum yields during production. Thus, optimizing every stage of ethanol production is very important to reduce feedstock waste and energy expenditure, which also have a major impact on a plant’s carbon footprint.
While optimization can happen through various ways – temperature and pH optimization, propagation time, contamination monitoring, etc. -, addressing any nutrient deficiency in yeast is also crucial.
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