publication . Conference object . 2015

An efficient Azorean thermophilic consortium for lignocellulosic biomass degradation

Martins, Rita; Teixeira, Mário; Toubarro, Duarte; Simões, Nelson; Domingues, Lucília; Teixeira, J. A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2015
  • Country: Brazil
[Excerpt] Lignocellulosic plant biomass is being envisioned by biorefinery industry as an alternative to current petroleum platform because of the large scale availability, low cost and environmentally benign production. The industrial bioprocessing designed to transform lignocellulosic biomass into biofuels are harsh and the enzymatic reactions may be severely compromised reducing the production of fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass. Thermophilic bacteria consortium are a potential source of cellulases and hemicellulases adapted to extreme environmental conditions, which can be exploited as a new source for the development of more robust enzymatic ...
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