Indiana and Portuguese researchers use enzyme for enhanced lignocellulose break down

January 3, 2023 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and the University of Lisbon, Portugal have made a breakthrough in breaking down woody matter for ethanol production by improving the efficacy of a specific bacterial enzyme to turn the lignocellulose into simple sugars. Researchers found that with RfGH5_4 cellulase that could break down both cellulose and hemicellulose in a cost-efficient manner. The enzyme could be especially useful for agricultural wastes to reduce burning.

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