Anita Sellstedt, Professor in Plant physiology at UPSC, Umeå university, has been awarded The Environmental prize of Briggen, 2006, for the discovery of the fungal mix that can increase ethanol production.
One of the largest challenges in the world is to decrease carbon dioxide outlet, which comes from fossil fuels. One way to do so is to use ethanol instead of petrol. With the new fungal mix the ethanol production can be increased due to the fact that the fungi can use a larger variety of carbohydrates than the common yeast does for the production of ethanol.
"Umeåforskare får miljöpris "