Biomass Converting Enzymes as Industrial Biocatalysts for Fuels and Chemicals: Recent Developments

@article{Sweeney2012BiomassCE,
  title={Biomass Converting Enzymes as Industrial Biocatalysts for Fuels and Chemicals: Recent Developments},
  author={Matthew D. Sweeney and Feng Xu},
  journal={Catalysts},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={244-263}
}
The economic utilization of abundant lignocellulosic biomass as a feedstock for the production of fuel and chemicals would represent a profound shift in industrial carbon utilization, allowing sustainable resources to substitute for, and compete with, petroleum based products. In order to exploit biomass as a source material for production of renewable compounds, it must first be broken down into constituent compounds, such as sugars, that can be more easily converted in chemical and biological… Expand
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