Fungal pretreatments improve the efficiency of saccharification of Panicum prionitis Ness biomass
What is it about?
Second-generation bioethanol derived from native perennial grasses offers a promising alternative for biofuel. In this work, we evaluated different pretreatments aimed to degrade lignin and improve cellulose hydrolysis efficiency. Results show that 2-day pretreatments with fungal secretomes highly improve release of fermentable sugars compared with conventional pretreatments.
Why is it important?
These results strengthen the feasibility of using a perennial grass in a low-polluting bioethanol production process, with fungal secretomes like pretreatment agents.
The following have contributed to this page: Hugo Permingeat, Alvaro Larran, and Albertina Gauna
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