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Lignocellulosic enzymatic hydrolysis

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063358/chemical-input-reduction-in-the-arabinoxylan-and-lignocellulose-alkaline-extraction-and-xylooligosaccharides-production
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Franciane Cristina de Figueiredo, Ana Flavia Azevedo Carvalho, Michel Brienzo, Tania Sila Campioni, Pedro de Oliva-Neto
Lignocellulosic material breakdown by hydrolysis is an important step to open new perspectives for bioenergy and special foods production like prebiotic xylooligosaccharides. Improvement of lignocellulose and arabinoxylan alkaline extraction from sugarcane bagasse and enzymatic hydrolysis were performed. Treatments 1 (10% KOH at 70°C), 3 (5% KOH at 121°C) and ZD method (24% KOH at 35°C) showed solid lignocellulose recovery of respectively 75.2%, 74.2% and 73%. A range of 24.8-27% extracted material with high arabinoxylan content (72...
December 26, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062914/determination-of-kinetics-and-heat-of-hydrolysis-for-non-homogenous-substrate-by-isothermal-calorimetry
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D Tafoukt, A Soric, J-C Sigoillot, J-H Ferrasse
The competitiveness of the second-generation bioethanol by biotechnological process requires an effective and quantitative control of biochemical reactions. In this study, the potential of isothermal calorimetry technique to measure heat and kinetics of a non-homogeneous substrate enzymatic hydrolysis is intended. Using this technique, optimum temperature of the enzymes used for lignocellulosic molecules hydrolysis was determined. Thus, the amount of substrate-to-enzyme ratio was highlighted as an important parameter of the hydrolysis yield...
January 6, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053668/study-of-traits-and-recalcitrance-reduction-of-field-grown-comt-down-regulated-switchgrass
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Mi Li, Yunqiao Pu, Chang Geun Yoo, Erica Gjersing, Stephen R Decker, Crissa Doeppke, Todd Shollenberger, Timothy J Tschaplinski, Nancy L Engle, Robert W Sykes, Mark F Davis, Holly L Baxter, Mitra Mazarei, Chunxiang Fu, Richard A Dixon, Zeng-Yu Wang, C Neal Stewart, Arthur J Ragauskas
BACKGROUND: The native recalcitrance of plants hinders the biomass conversion process using current biorefinery techniques. Down-regulation of the caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene in the lignin biosynthesis pathway of switchgrass reduced the thermochemical and biochemical conversion recalcitrance of biomass. Due to potential environmental influences on lignin biosynthesis and deposition, studying the consequences of physicochemical changes in field-grown plants without pretreatment is essential to evaluate the performance of lignin-altered plants...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045609/preparation-of-cellulase-concoction-employing-differential-adsorption-phenomenon
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Sachinkumar Birhade, Mukesh Pednekar, Shilpa Sagwal, Annamma Odaneth, Arvind Lali
Controlled depolymerization of cellulose is essential for the production of valuable cellooligosaccharides and cellobiose from lignocellulosic biomass. However, enzymatic cellulose hydrolysis involves multiple synergistically acting enzymes, making difficult to control the depolymerization process and generate desired product. This work exploits the varying adsorption properties of the cellulase components to the cellulosic substrate and aims to control the enzyme activity. Cellulase adsorption was favored on pretreated cellulosic biomass as compared to synthetic cellulose...
January 3, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039140/the-loop-3-of-fungal-endoglucanases-of-glycoside-hydrolase-family-12-modulates-the-catalytic-efficiency
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Hong Yang, Pengjun Shi, Yun Liu, Wei Xia, Xiaoyu Wang, Huifang Cao, Rui Ma, Huiying Luo, Yingguo Bai, Bin Yao
: The GH family 12 comprises enzymes with a wide range of activities critical for the degradation of lignocellulose. However, the important roles of loop regions of GH12 enzymes in substrate specificity and catalytic efficiency remain poorly understood. This study examined how the loop 3 region affects the enzymatic properties of GH12 glucanases using NfEG12A from Neosartorya fischeri P1 and EG (PDB: 1KS4) from Aspergillus niger Acidophilic and thermophilic NfEG12A had the highest catalytic efficiency (kcat/Km, 3001 and 263 mL/mg/s towards lichenin and CMC-Na, respectively) known so far...
December 30, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013139/using-polyvinylpyrrolidone-to-enhance-the-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-lignocelluloses-by-reducing-the-cellulase-non-productive-adsorption-on-lignin
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Cheng Cai, Xueqing Qiu, Meijun Zeng, Meilu Lin, Xuliang Lin, Hongming Lou, Xuejuan Zhan, Yuxia Pang, Jinhao Huang, Lingshan Xie
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) is an antifouling polymer to resist the adsorption of protein on solid surface. Effects of PVP on the enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated lignocelluloses and its mechanism were studied. Adding 1g/L of PVP8000, the enzymatic digestibility of eucalyptus pretreated by dilute acid (Eu-DA) was increased from 28.9% to 73.4%, which is stronger than the classic additives, such as PEG, Tween and bovine serum albumin. Compared with PEG4600, the adsorption of PVP8000 on lignin was larger, and the adsorption layer was more stable and hydrophilic...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013134/production-of-a-generic-microbial-feedstock-for-lignocellulose-biorefineries-through-sequential-bioprocessing
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Chen-Wei Chang, Colin Webb
Lignocellulosic materials, mostly from agricultural and forestry residues, provide a potential renewable resource for sustainable biorefineries. Reducing sugars can be produced only after a pre-treatment stage, which normally involves chemicals but can be biological. In this case, two steps are usually necessary: solid-state cultivation of fungi for deconstruction, followed by enzymatic hydrolysis using cellulolytic enzymes. In this research, the utilisation of solid-state bioprocessing using the fungus Trichoderma longibrachiatum was implemented as a simultaneous microbial pretreatment and in-situ enzyme production method for fungal autolysis and further enzyme hydrolysis of fermented solids...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005227/in-planta-production-and-characterization-of-a-hyperthermostable-gh10-xylanase-in-transgenic-sugarcane
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Jae Yoon Kim, Guang Nong, John D Rice, Maria Gallo, James F Preston, Fredy Altpeter
Sugarcane (Saccharum sp. hybrids) is one of the most efficient and sustainable feedstocks for commercial production of fuel ethanol. Recent efforts focus on the integration of first and second generation bioethanol conversion technologies for sugarcane to increase biofuel yields. This integrated process will utilize both the cell wall bound sugars of the abundant lignocellulosic sugarcane residues in addition to the sucrose from stem internodes. Enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass into its component sugars requires significant amounts of cell wall degrading enzymes...
December 22, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997076/biological-pretreatment-of-corn-stover-with-phlebia-brevispora-nrrl-13108-for-enhanced-enzymatic-hydrolysis-and-efficient-ethanol-production
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Badal C Saha, Gregory J Kennedy, Nasib Qureshi, Michael A Cotta
Biological pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass by white-rot fungus can represent a low-cost and eco-friendly alternative to harsh physical, chemical or physico-chemical pretreatment methods to facilitate enzymatic hydrolysis. In this work, solid state cultivation of corn stover with Phlebia brevispora NRRL-13018 was optimized with respect to duration, moisture content and inoculum size. Changes in composition of pretreated corn stover and its susceptibility to enzymatic hydrolysis were analyzed. About 84% moisture and 42 days incubation at 28°C were found to be optimal for pretreatment with respect to enzymatic saccharification...
December 20, 2016: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987914/effects-of-dilute-acid-and-flowthrough-pretreatments-and-bsa-supplementation-on-enzymatic-deconstruction-of-poplar-by-cellulase-and-xylanase
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Samarthya Bhagia, Rajeev Kumar, Charles E Wyman
To help understand factors controlling the recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass to deconstruction to sugars, poplar was pretreated with liquid hot water (LHW) and extremely dilute acid (EDA) at 140°C and 180°C in batch and flowthrough reactors. The resulting solids were then subjected to enzymatic hydrolysis by eight combinations of cellulase, xylanase, and bovine serum albumin (BSA). Co-addition of xylanase to cellulase resulted in up to 11 percentage points higher overall sugar yield than their sequential addition...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919544/dual-effect-of-soluble-materials-in-pretreated-lignocellulose-on-simultaneous-saccharification-and-co-fermentation-process-for-the-bioethanol-production
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Lei Qin, Xia Li, Li Liu, Jia-Qing Zhu, Qi-Man Guan, Man-Tong Zhang, Wen-Chao Li, Bing-Zhi Li, Ying-Jin Yuan
In this study, wash liquors isolated from ethylenediamine and dry dilute acid pretreated corn stover were used to evaluate the effect of soluble materials in pretreated biomass on simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) for ethanol production, respectively. Both of the wash liquors had different impacts on enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. Enzymatic conversions of glucan and xylan monotonically decreased as wash liquor concentration increased. Whereas, with low wash liquor concentrations, xylose consumption rate, cell viability and ethanol yield were maximally stimulated in fermentation without nutrient supplementary...
January 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917379/current-understanding-of-the-correlation-of-lignin-structure-with-biomass-recalcitrance
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Mi Li, Yunqiao Pu, Arthur J Ragauskas
Lignin, a complex aromatic polymer in terrestrial plants, contributes significantly to biomass recalcitrance to microbial and/or enzymatic deconstruction. To reduce biomass recalcitrance, substantial endeavors have been exerted on pretreatment and lignin engineering in the past few decades. Lignin removal and/or alteration of lignin structure have been shown to result in reduced biomass recalcitrance with improved cell wall digestibility. While high lignin content is usually a barrier to a cost-efficient application of bioresources to biofuels, the direct correlation of lignin structure and its concomitant properties with biomass remains unclear due to the complexity of cell wall and lignin structure...
2016: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917179/evaluation-of-relationships-between-growth-rate-tree-size-lignocellulose-composition-and-enzymatic-saccharification-in-interspecific-corymbia-hybrids-and-parental-taxa
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Adam L Healey, David J Lee, Jason S Lupoi, Gabriella Papa, Joel M Guenther, Luca Corno, Fabrizio Adani, Seema Singh, Blake A Simmons, Robert J Henry
In order for a lignocellulosic bioenergy feedstock to be considered sustainable, it must possess a high rate of growth to supply biomass for conversion. Despite the desirability of a fast growth rate for industrial application, it is unclear what effect growth rate has on biomass composition or saccharification. We characterized Klason lignin, glucan, and xylan content with response to growth in Corymbia interspecific F1 hybrid families (HF) and parental species Corymbia torelliana and C. citriodora subspecies variegata and measured the effects on enzymatic hydrolysis from hydrothermally pretreated biomass...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913169/liquid-nitrogen-pretreatment-of-eucalyptus-sawdust-and-rice-hull-for-enhanced-enzymatic-saccharification
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Rafael Castoldi, Vanesa G Correa, Gutierrez Rodrigues de Morais, Cristina G M de Souza, Adelar Bracht, Rosely A Peralta, Regina F Peralta-Muniz Moreira, Rosane M Peralta
In this work, liquid nitrogen was used for the first time in the pretreatment of plant biomasses for purposes of enzymatic saccharification. After treatment (cryocrushing), the initial rates of the enzymatic hydrolysis of eucalyptus sawdust and rice hull were increased more than ten-fold. Cryocrushing did not modify significantly the contents of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin in both eucalyptus sawdust and rice hulls. However, substantial disorganization of the lignocellulosic materials in consequence of the pretreatment could be observed by electron microscopy...
January 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905534/pore-scale-dynamics-of-enzyme-adsorption-swelling-and-reactive-dissolution-determine-sugar-yield-in-hemicellulose-hydrolysis-for-biofuel-production
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Sajal Kanti Dutta, Saikat Chakraborty
Hemicelluloses are the earth's second most abundant structural polymers, found in lignocellulosic biomass. Efficient enzymatic depolymerization of xylans by cleaving their β-(1 → 4)-glycosidic bonds to produce soluble sugars is instrumental to the cost-effective production of liquid biofuels. Here we show that the multi-scale two-phase process of enzymatic hydrolysis of amorphous hemicelluloses is dominated by its smallest scale-the pores. In the crucial first five hours, two to fourfold swelling of the xylan particles allow the enzymes to enter the pores and undergo rapid non-equilibrium adsorption on the pore surface before they hydrolyze the solid polymers, albeit non-competitively inhibited by the products xylose and xylobiose...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898203/biorefining-of-lignocellulosic-feedstock-by-a-modified-ammonia-fiber-expansion-pretreatment-and-enzymatic-hydrolysis-for-production-of-fermentable-sugars
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Birgit Kamm, Sebastian Leiß, Petra Schönicke, Matthias Bierbaum
Wheat straw was pretreated and afterwards enzymatically hydrolyzed using a modified ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) process under different reaction conditions to produce fermentable sugars. Instead of liquid ammonia, aqueous ammonia (25 % w/v) was used to test its influence on the sugar concentration and yield of the sugars. It is shown that a protein extraction after the pretreatment can distinctly improve the result obtained for the enzymatic hydrolysis. This modified AFEX process using aqueous ammonia represents a simpler and less expensive variant of the AFEX process usually described in literature...
November 29, 2016: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895707/fungal-fermentation-on-anaerobic-digestate-for-lipid-based-biofuel-production
#17
Yuan Zhong, Zhiguo Liu, Christine Isaguirre, Yan Liu, Wei Liao
BACKGROUND: Anaerobic digestate is the effluent from anaerobic digestion of organic wastes. It contains a significant amount of nutrients and lignocellulosic materials, even though anaerobic digestion consumed a large portion of organic matters in the wastes. Utilizing the nutrients and lignocellulosic materials in the digestate is critical to significantly improve efficiency of anaerobic digestion technology and generate value-added chemical and fuel products from the organic wastes...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888662/toward-high-solids-loading-process-for-lignocellulosic-biofuel-production-at-a-low-cost
#18
Mingjie Jin, Cory Sarks, Bryan D Bals, Nick Posawatz, Christa Gunawan, Bruce E Dale, Venkatesh Balan
High solids loadings (>18 wt%) in enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation are desired for lignocellulosic biofuel production at a high titer and low cost. However, sugar conversion and ethanol yield decrease with increasing solids loading. The factor(s) limiting sugar conversion at high solids loading is not clearly understood. In the present study, we investigated the effect of solids loading on simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) of AFEX(TM) (ammonia fiber expansion) pretreated corn stover for ethanol production using a xylose fermenting strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae 424A(LNH-ST)...
November 26, 2016: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875764/biological-pretreatment-of-sugarcane-bagasse-with-basidiomycetes-producing-varied-patterns-of-biodegradation
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Angela da Silva Machado, André Ferraz
This work evaluated sugarcane bagasse pretreatment with wood-decay fungi, producing varied patterns of biodegradation. The overall mass balance of sugars released after pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis indicated that a selective white-rot was necessary to provide glucose yields similar to the ones observed from leading physico-chemical pretreatment technologies. The selective white-rot Ceriporiopsis subvermispora was selective for lignin degradation in the lignocellulosic material, preserved most of the glucan fraction, and increased the cellulose digestibility of biotreated material...
February 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866803/effect-of-hydrothermal-pretreatment-on-miscanthus-anaerobic-digestion
#20
Xuefei Zhou, Qi Li, Yalei Zhang, Yu Gu
Miscanthus is a promising source of bioenergy with high lignocellulose content. This paper studied the effect of hydrothermal pretreatment on Miscanthus biogas production. Different pretreatment temperature from 125 to 200°C was tested. After pretreatment, hemicellulose was partially removed and this led to a change in cellulose accessibility. Enzymatic hydrolysis was used to examine the digestibility of different samples. There was no obvious enhancement in low temperature (125 and 150°C) conditions. According to the results, 200°C hydrothermal pretreatment was the optimal condition saving 50% on the digestion time and increasing glucose production 13...
January 2017: Bioresource Technology
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