Submitted to: IBC World Congress on Enzyme Technologies
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 12, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Advances in the areas of enzymes and pretreatment technologies are necessary in order to lower the cost of fuel ethanol and chemical production from agricultural lignocellulosic residues. Recent developments in cellulose and hemicellulose conversion enzymology and process technology will be reviewed. Current problems of these multi-enzymes based complex processes and economic assessment will be described. Results of our endeavor to develop enzymes for cellulose and hemicellulose conversion will be presented.