Fungal pretreatments improve the efficiency of saccharification of Panicum prionitis Ness biomass

Albertina Gauna, Alvaro S. Larran, Valeria E. Perotti, Susana R. Feldman, Hugo R. Permingeat
  • Biofuels, June 2018, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2018.1479934

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