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Cellulose to ethanol conversion with on-site cellulase production using solid-state fermentation

Lever, Mitchell (2009) Cellulose to ethanol conversion with on-site cellulase production using solid-state fermentation. PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

The economics and environmental sustainability of enzymatic lignocellulose-to-ethanol conversion processes are adversely affected by the use of purchased cellulase preparations. Commercial cellulase preparations lack the microorganisms that produce them and thus cannot be cultured on-site, resulting in a significant ongoing expense. Commercial cellulase production is energy intensive and a significant contributor to the overall environmental impact of the cellulose to ethanol conversion process...

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Supervisor(s): Ho, Goen and Cord-Ruwisch, Ralf
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/32795
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