Improvement of corn stover bioconversion efficiency by using plant glycoside hydrolase.


Plant cell wall is the most abundant substrate for bioethanol production, and plants also represent a key resource for glycoside hydrolase (GH). To exploit efficient way for bioethanol production with lower cellulase loading, the potential of plant GH for lignocellulose bioconversion was evaluated. The GH activity for cell wall proteins (CWPs) was detected from fresh corn stover (FCS), and the synergism of which with Trichoderma reesei cellulase was also observed. The properties for the GH of FCS make it a promising enzyme additive for lignocellulose biodegradation. To make use of the plant GH, novel technology for hydrolysis and ethanol fermentation was developed with corn stover as substrate. Taking steam-exploded corn stover as substrate for hydrolysis and ethanol fermentation, compared with T. reesei cellulase loaded alone, the final glucose and ethanol accumulation increased by 60% and 63% respectively with GH of FCS as an addition.

DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2011.01.015

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@article{Han2011ImprovementOC, title={Improvement of corn stover bioconversion efficiency by using plant glycoside hydrolase.}, author={Yejun Han and Hong-zhang Chen}, journal={Bioresource technology}, year={2011}, volume={102 7}, pages={4787-92} }