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1

What are the two major areas of biomass?

Proteins (for food)
Fuels (from corn sugar, plant starches, sugar cane) (reduces pollution as it is CO2 neutral) (expensive to distil, however Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus now allows for continuous distillation)

2

What are single cell proteins (SCP)?

Made from gases...
Quorn is a special strain of fungus SCP, has less nucleic acid content making it suitable for humans.
Quorn has less fat and cholesterol and is cheap.

3

Describe the quoin fermentation process

Glucose+oxygen+ammonium...
Continuous fermentation