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China Biotechnology
China Biotechnology  2015, Vol. 35 Issue (8): 126-136    DOI: 10.13523/j.cb.20150818
Research Progress of Enhancing Enzymatic Saccharification Efficiency of Lignocellulose
CAO Chang-hai, ZHANG Quan, GUAN Hao, WANG Ling-min, QIAO Kai, TONG Ming-you
Key Laboratory of Biofuels and Biochemical Engineering, Fushun Research Institute of Petroleum and Petrochemicals, SINOPEC, Fushun 113001, China
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The crucial segment in the process of the conversion of lignocellulose into biofuels and high value-added chemicals is the efficient lignocellulose hydrolysis to afford soluble sugars for subsequent fermentation. From the perspective of environmental protection, enzymatic hydrolysis is an effective way to lignocellulose degradation completely without environmental pollution, furthermore, this method has got widely attention because of its advantages, such as lower sugar loss, fewer by-products and mild conditions. Due to the complex compositions and structures of cellulose and some drawbacks of cellulase itself, such as poor stability, short lifetime and low activity, which make low efficiency and high cost of enzymatic saccharification. Scholars from all over the world have carried out researches in many aspects about how to improve the efficiency of lignocellulose enzymatic saccharification.The latest processes of both theoretical and technological research in recent years were summarized. The influences of pretreatment of lignocellulose, cellulase production strains and technology, cellulase complex and recombination, cellulase additives, cellulase immobilization, external fields, recycling and reuse of cellulase were reviewed, and the prospects on lignocellulose enzymatic saccharification in the future were also presented.

Key wordsLignocellulose      Enzymatic saccharification      Enhancing efficiency     
Received: 23 March 2015      Published: 25 August 2015
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CAO Chang-hai, ZHANG Quan, GUAN Hao, WANG Ling-min, QIAO Kai, TONG Ming-you . Research Progress of Enhancing Enzymatic Saccharification Efficiency of Lignocellulose. China Biotechnology, 2015, 35(8): 126-136.

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