Sustainable biofuel: innovations in bioethanol production technologies (SusBioFuel)

Nils Dyrset, Karin Øyaas, Timothy John Hobley, Johan Alftren, Gudmundur Hreggvidsson, Jaana Uusitalo, Anna von Schenck, Esther Ochoa-Fernandez, Jørn Einen

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    The aim of the project is to develop biochemical technologies for sustainable ethanol production from lignocellulosic material (spruce and straw). Ionic liquid pretreatment indicates a reduction in cellulose crystallinity giving a more effective enzymatic hydrolysis. Immobilized ?-glucosidase on cyanuric acid particles has been shown functional after repeated recycling operation. A double mutant of the thermophilic anaerobe Thermoanaerobacter islandicum (ace- lac-) has been devel-oped with increased ethanol yield and able to ferment pentoses, hexoses and the disaccharide cellobiose.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNWBC 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationThe 4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
    EditorsKlaus Niemelä
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7881-8
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7880-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
    Event4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 23 Oct 201225 Oct 2012 (Full proceedings)

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    SeriesVTT Technology


    Conference4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012
    Abbreviated titleNWBC 2012
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