The Impact of Lignocellulose Degradation Compounds on the Activity and Stability of Cellulase during CMC-Hydrolysis Performed in Continuous UF-Membrane Reactors

C. Mucciante, L. Cantarella, A. Spera & M. Cantarella
Recently, great emphasis has been placed on 2nd-generation biofuels produced from lignocellulosic feedstocks to elude the ethical problems that may arise from the use of food crops. The biochemical route has focused much research, presenting potentially a greater cost reduction than the thermochemical route. During steam-explosion (SE) pretreatment, mandatory for cellulose accessibility, lignocellulosic biomasses release, among the others, phenolic compounds that inhibit or inactivate to some extent the biocatalysts involved in the hydrolysis or fermentation...