International Sugar Journal

Modified enzyme enhances hydrolysis of cellulosic feedstock into sugars [Full subscriber]

Researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), working in partnership with colleagues at the Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR) in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, have discovered that modifying the enzyme β-glucosidase sourced from Trichoderma harzianum, a fungus found in the Amazon, greatly facilitates the hydrolysis of cellulosic feedstocks for the production of simple sugars for subsequent fermentation.

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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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