Enzyme technology enables advanced biofuels. But can we do better? Can enzymes improve conversion? Can understanding enzyme structure, function, activity technology enable industrial enzyme improvement while reducing company R&D cost?
Michael Himmel, Senior Research Fellow from NREL’s Biomolecular Sciences group gave this presentation at the DOE’s BETO Project Peer Review that looks at how they are working on reaching the goal to meet or exceed 90% conversion of glucan and 90% xylan to glucose and xylose, respectively, using 10mg cellulase/gram cellulose loadings with DMR (deacetylated mechanically refined) treated corn stover at 20% solids, and more.