Strategies to enhance the enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated softwood with high residual lignin content.

@article{Pan2005StrategiesTE,
  title={Strategies to enhance the enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated softwood with high residual lignin content.},
  author={Xuejun Pan and Dan Xie and Neil R. Gilkes and David J Gregg and Jack N Saddler},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={2005},
  volume={121-124},
  pages={1069-79}
}
Pretreatment of Douglas-fir by steam explosion produces a substrate containing approx 43% lignin. Two strategies were investigated for reducing the effect of this residual lignin on enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose: mild alkali extraction and protein addition. Extraction with cold 1% NaOH reduced the lignin content by only approx 7%, but cellulose to glucose conversion was enhanced by about 30%. Before alkali extraction, addition of exogenous protein resulted in a significant improvement in… CONTINUE READING

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