Lignocellulose processing with oxidative enzymes

S Gronqvist*, A Suurnakki, ML Niku-Paavola, K Kruus, J Buchert, L Viikari

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Abstract

Since the successful introduction of commercial hydrolytic enzymes to lignocellulose processing, the next generation of oxidative enzymes are now entering the markets. Significant progress in molecular biology have enabled us to better understand the electron transfer mechanisms in the lignocellulosic substrates and improve the production of these enzymes at a commercial scale. The most intensively studied application is enzyme catalysed delignification, for which several concepts have been introduced. Recently, other applications, such as oxidative fibre modification or activation of lignin to replace traditional adhesives have been actively studied. However, in spite of extensive research, the underlying mechanisms are still only partially understood. This paper reviews recent advances in the application of oxidative enzymes for lignocellulose processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPPLICATIONS OF ENZYMES TO LIGNOCELLULOSICS
EditorsSD Mansfield, JN Saddler
PublisherAMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Pages46-65
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)0-8412-3831-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventAmerican Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition - Orlando, United States
Duration: 7 Apr 200211 Apr 2002
Conference number: 223

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
PublisherAMER CHEMICAL SOC
Volume855
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
Abbreviated titleACS
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period07/04/200211/04/2002

Keywords

  • KAPPA-KRAFT PULPS
  • PHENOL DEHYDROGENATIVE POLYMERIZATION
  • LACCASE-CATALYZED OXIDATION
  • TRAMETES-VERSICOLOR LACCASE
  • WHITE-ROT FUNGI
  • MANGANESE PEROXIDASE
  • PHANEROCHAETE-CHRYSOSPORIUM
  • CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE
  • WOOD FIBERS
  • ENZYMATIC-HYDROLYSIS

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