International Sugar Journal

Cellulase enzyme from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii found to be effective for hydrolysing cellulosic feedstock [Registered]

Discovery of a cellulase enzyme from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been found to be effective in breaking down cellulosic feedstocks to release sugars for subsequent fermentation to biofuels.

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Modus operandi of cellulase enzyme decoded [Registered]

Research led by Matthew Lang at Vanderbilt University involved cellulase produced by the filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei, one of the microorganisms used commercially to decompose cellulose. T. reesei produces a cocktail of three different enzymes that it uses for this purpose, 60 percent of which (by mass) is TrCel7A.

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Novel enzyme CelA found to be the best catalyst for converting cellulosic feedstocks into sugars [Registered]

Unlike most catalysts, CelA can digest not one, but two major components in biomass: both cellulose and xylan

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