Published on Aug 29, 2015
Lecture 17: Fermentations (PDF with notes)
Of the biological conversions available, fermentation is arguably used the most for producing chemicals. Fermentation is the act of feeding microbes in a low-oxygen environment. Many microbes can live in oxygen-rich or oxygen-lean conditions. They create different products depending on what conditions they are living. Fermentation can produce a range of products from a variety of microbes. In this lecture, we will talk about biomass fermentation to make fuels and chemicals.