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Enzymes could break down cell walls faster – leading to less expensive biofuels for transportation – if two enzyme systems are brought together in an industrial setting.
National Science Foundation Awards Phase I Small Business Innovative Research Grant for Engineering Cellulase Enzymes. Pasadena, California (PRWEB) July 12,
Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of a way to reuse — hundreds of times — the expensive, dirt-busting enzymes that boost the cleaning power of laundry detergents and powdered bleaches that now disappear down the drain.
The nation's Renewable Fuels Standard calls for annual production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by 2022. One of the biggest hurdles to achieving this goal lies in optimizing the multistep process involved in breaking down plant biomass and then converting it into fermentable sugars that can be refined into fuel for our transportation needs.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today announced the first scale up manufacturing of the company's proprietary cellulase enzymes at commercial scale.
Prospecting for new and unusual cellulose-digesting enzymes for biofuels production.
In order to realize the full potential of advanced biofuels that are derived from non-food sources of lignocellulosic biomassâ€”e.g., agricultural, forestry, and municipal waste, and crops such as poplar, switchgrass and miscanthusâ€”new technologies that can efficiently and cost-effectively break down this biomass into simple sugars are required.
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