Mould spoilage of biomass during storage causes significant economic losses. Maintaining storage of biomass to minimize spoilage is the most energy-demanding step in the production of many agricultural goods including substrates for biofuel production. We have demonstrated that the yeasts Scheffersomyces stipitis and Wickerhamomyces anomalus can be used to inhibit mould growth and for biomass preservation.
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