Improved Cellulose Hydrolysis Activity

E. Payne
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US

Keywords: cellulose, hydrolysis, biofuels

Summary:

NREL scientists have been working to improve cellulose digestion using rational enzyme engineering and knowledge from natural diversity, including a comprehensive evaluation of cellulose disruptor proteins, resulting in a 2.5 fold improvement. This significant enhancement will reduce the cost of enzymes and ultimately bring down the cost of cellulosic biofuels.