Ethanol or Ethyl Alcohol, CH3CH2OH, is one
the most versatile oxygen containing organic chemicals
because of its unique combination of properties as a
solvent, a germicide, a beverage, a fuel, etc. The present
literature survey shows the detail of manufacturing
process of ethanol using different methods. Among all
the methods fermentation process seems to be cost
effective. The use of ethanol by different industries and
its application are detail discusses in literature survey.
Keywords : Ethanol, Fermentation Process, Material Balance.