Developing a Biological Process to Treat Feedstock for Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefining

The purpose of the project is to develop a technique to enhance production and delivery of cellulase enzymes through pelletization. The hypotheses are that the production of ligninolytic enzymes could be significantly enhanced by pelletized P. chrysosporium, and a pretreatment process using mixture of ligninases and cellulases can be further developed for industrial applications in a way close to the natural decomposition process of lignocellulosic materials. Specific objectives include: (1) Enhancing ligninase production on lignocellulosic materials using a pelletized fungal fermentation; (2) Developing an enzyme mixture with enhanced performance for integrated biological pretreatment and hydrolysis of the feedstock.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $99971.00
  • 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:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing

    East Lansing, MI  United States  48824
  • Principal Investigators:

    Liao, Wei

  • Start Date: 20080701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25216

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572264
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Northeast Sun Grant Institute
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:02AM