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Improved Cellulose Hydrolysis Activity

Technology Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences

Commercial Maturity: Prototype

Abstract: 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.