Biobutanol production: Challenges and prospects
Shelly Rana and Parul
The potential of renewable biomass as a source of liquid and gaseous biofuels is the current topic of interest among scientists and researchers, but as yet there is no commercial system for the economical production of biofuel. However, the mainstream research has only focused on the production of fuels from microalgae rather than from macroalgae. This article briefly reviews about the history of butanol production from various different biomasses and microorganisms employed for its generation via fermentation. The techniques and processes through which energy may be extracted from macroalgal biomass have been discussed. The review ponders upon the feasibility analysis of butanol when used as a fuel and explores the various aspects which hinder its production.
How to cite this article:
Shelly Rana, Parul. Biobutanol production: Challenges and prospects. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):36-42.