Kinetic Studies of Enzymatic Lignocellulose Hydrolysis

D. Steffien & M. Bertau
The investigated Penicillium verruculosum cellulase complex exhibits significant advantages in comparison to the worldwide used Trichoderma reesei cellulase complex. This is demonstrated for example in a higher resistance towards ethanol and in increased ß-glucosidase content. Hence it could be established that there is no accumulation of cellobiose. Thus there is no product inhibition of the enzyme complex observable. Furthermore different chemical pre-treatment methods were tested for their suitability for bioethanol production. Pre-treatment of wheat straw...