Enzymatic Saccharification of Cellulosic Materials

  • Luiz Pereira Ramos
  • José Domingos Fontana
Part of the Methods in Biotechnology book series (MIBT, volume 16)


Lignocellulosic materials are renewable resources that can be directly or indirectly used for the production of biomolecules and commodity chemicals (1,2). However, the industrial utilization of these renewable materials has been compromised by factors such as the close association that exists among the three main components of the plant cell wall—cellulose (see Note 1), hemicellulose (see Note 2) and lignin (see Note 3)—and the low efficiency by which lignocellulosic substrates are converted through biological processes such as enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation.


Cellulosic Material Enzyme Loading Hydrolysis Yield Endoglucanase Activity Coniferyl Alcohol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Pereira Ramos
    • 1
  • José Domingos Fontana
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de QuímicaUniversidade Federal de ParanáCuritibaBrasil
  2. 2.Biomass Chemo/Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of PharmacyFederal University of ParanáCuritiba-PRBrazil

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