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Enzyme discovered @NREL proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers #biofuels #bioenergy

Enzyme discovered @NREL proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers #biofuels #bioenergy

Enzyme’s Worth to Biofuels Shown in Latest NREL Research September 13, 2017 NREL scientists Michael Himmel (left), Roman Brunecky, and Yannick Bomble with the X-ray diffraction source used to determine the structure of the C. bescii CelA cellulase. (Dennis Schroeder/NREL) An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability. The enzyme, called CelA, comes from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii, and NREL scientists reported three years ago , in the journal Science, how it can convert biomass to sugars faster than competing catalysts in commercial enzyme preparations. The follow-up study, detailed in the new Scientific Reports paper, The Multi Domain Caldicellulosiru...

Full article: https://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2017/enzymes_wort_to_biof...

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