Bioprospecting for Enzymes to Break Lignin-Hemicellulose Bonds

This research project will do the following: (1) Elucidate the synthetic pathways to models of non-glycosidic ether bonds between lignin and hemicellulose; (2) Isolate 3-5 potential sources of an enzyme that can specifically cleave those bonds and facilitate their identification; (3) Increase the efficiency in biofuel production from lignin-hemicellulose based biomass; and (4) Increase environmental friendliness of biorefineries.

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


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Principal Investigators:

    Chang, Tom

  • Start Date: 20110901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130831

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575591
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2015 10:46AM