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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Nanostructured Enzyme Assemblies for Lignocellulosic Biomass Breakdown for Bioproduct and Bioenergy Applications

Location: Bioproduct Chemistry and Engineering Research

Project Number: 5325-41000-049-06
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Feb 01, 2012
End Date: May 31, 2015

Objective:
To create a scaffold system that can be used to test various enzymes to rapidly break down biomass as well as produce value-added products.

Approach:
Determine ideal enzyme ratios (assembled on a protein scaffold) to hydrolyze various biomass substrates. Enzyme cocktails will be developed that will reduce the severity of costly pretreatment conditions.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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