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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: New Trends in the Enzymatic Degradation of Lignocellulosic Agricultural Residues

Authors
item Saha, Badal
item Bothast, Rodney

Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 25, 1999
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Interest in the use of green technology in lignocellulosic biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals has increased in recent years. Examples of agricultural residues include corn stalk, corn fiber, rice straw, wheat straw, and sugar cane bagasse. Pretreatment of any agricultural residue is crucial before performing enzymatic hydrolysis. This presentation will include an overview of various pretreatment options available and the enzymes involved in the degradation of pretreated lignocellulosic materials (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin). Our research dealing with the development of environmentally friendly enzyme technology for biomass conversion will be described. Future directions of research for development of highly efficient and cost-effective enzyme technology will also be presented.

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