Tailoring enzymes for biofuel production with reference to Australian biomass

Puri, Munish 2010, Tailoring enzymes for biofuel production with reference to Australian biomass, in Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Applications of Renewable and Sustainable Energy For Industry and Society, The Conference, [Hyderabad, India], pp. 14-14.

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Title Tailoring enzymes for biofuel production with reference to Australian biomass
Author(s) Puri, Munish
Conference name Applications of Renewable and Sustainable Energy For Industry and Society. Conference (2010 : Hyderabad, India)
Conference location Hyderabad, India
Conference dates 16-18 Dec. 2010
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Applications of Renewable and Sustainable Energy For Industry and Society
Publication date 2010
Start page 14
End page 14
Publisher The Conference
Place of publication [Hyderabad, India]
Summary Manufacture of biofuels from existing biomass may provide a sustainable alternative to the extensive utilization of fossil fuels. Biomass offers environmental advantage over fossil fuels as it is a renewable energy source with low sulphur and nitrogen content and is carbon neutral over its production and utilization. Ranges of biomass are reported worldwide to be suitable raw material for bioethanol production. These can be generally classified into three groups; sucrose based (sugar cane), starch based (corn, wheat and barley) and lignocellulosic (which is mostly comprised of lignin, cellulose and hemicelluloses in grasses, wood and straw) materials. However, the limited supply of two biomass groups (sucrose and starch) will not satisfy society’s growing energy demands; thus biofuel technology based on lignocelluloses is under intense investigation. The main bottleneck in lignocellulosic biomass conversion for biofuel production is the enzymatic depolymerisation of cell wall polysaccharides into fermentable sugars. Protein engineering has recently been used to improve the performance of lignocelluloses degrading enzymes, as well as proteins involved in biofuel synthesis pathways. We have produced a recombinant enzyme that has the ability to produce monomeric sugars from a complex substrate. This presentation will summarize current efforts to develop an enzymatic treatment which would facilitate the economical processing of biomass available in Australia for bioenergy generation.
Language eng
Field of Research 100301 Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology
Socio Economic Objective 850501 - Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033619

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Centre for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (BioDeakin)
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