Novel Recoverable Enzyme Nanoparticles for Cellulose Hydrolysis

This research project developed a method to capture and reuse cellulose enzymes to improve ethanol conversion efficiency. Protein nanoparticles with bovine serum albumin were successfully fabricated. Through variation in concentrations and time, control was demonstrated over nanoparticles size in range of 80 - 500 nm. Initial results show glucose oxidase-manganese peroxidase (MNP) constructs are stable for up to 40 days. Magnetic nanoparticles have begun to synthesize to test size dependence on activity and recoverability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $283690.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Laramie, WY  United States  82071
  • Principal Investigators:

    Johnson, Patrick

  • Start Date: 20070101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31347

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572225
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:01AM