Ethanol Production in Yeast:
How could Yeast Metabolic Engineering help produce alternative, sustainable biofuels?
Yeast have been used for brewing and baking for thousands of years, but now, they're being used to fuel the future.
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Yeast Metabolic Engineering (YME) is focused around manipulating the genetic capability of yeast in order to produce various chemicals, enhance its digestive ability, and countless other applications. This case study takes a look at the use of specially-modified Sacchromyces cerevisiae (baker's yeast) for the production of ethanol, and how this has an impact on not only our ethanol needs but the environmental and sustainable future of the entire globe.