Bioethanol, solvent or biofuel from olives
Typically, residual oil has been extracted from olive pomace, but the consumers’ preference for this product has decreased over recent years due to its low quality compared to extra virgin olive oil. It is therefore necessary to look for alternative ways in which we can reuse this pomace, such as in the production of animal feed, compost and energy. At CIRI Agrifood, based at the University of Bologna, a yeast strain has been identified which is able to grow using olive pomace as a substrate and from this we can produce bioethanol. This bioethanol can be used in many ways by the agri-food, chemical and biofuel industries.
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