Skip to main content


Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Figure 1 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

Figure 1

From: Improved sugar co-utilisation by encapsulation of a recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain in alginate-chitosan capsules

Figure 1

Simulated concentration gradients in capsules. Simulated concurrent local concentrations of glucose, xylose, furfural and 2-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) at steady state in liquid core capsules half-filled with cells, calculated using finite element modelling in 2D axisymmetrical geometry and base case parameter values. Reactions occurred only in the cell pellet in the lower half of the capsule. Numbers are in mmol/l. The maximum values were equal to the concentrations in the surrounding medium. For details, see Materials and Methods.

Back to article page