Biocatalysis - Enzymes for biomass treatment Sponsored by Novozymes

Wednesday, August 15, 2012: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Meeting Room 11-12, Columbia Hall, Terrace level (Washington Hilton)
Debbie S. Yaver
To enable second generation ethanol and advanced biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass enzymes for cost effective hydrolysis are needed. This session will focus on recent discoveries in enzymes for biomass hydrolysis including high temperature and halophillic cellulases. New insights into mechanisms of fungal glycosyl hydrolases and oxidative enzymes will also be discussed.

8:30 AM
Understanding fungal glycoside hydrolases and oxidative enzymes with simulation and experiment
Gregg Beckham, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
9:00 AM
Rate limiting steps for processive hydrolysis by cellobiohydrolase 1
Peter Westh, Nsm, Rosilde University, Roskilde, Denmark and Kim Borch, Novozymes, Bagsvaerd, Denmark
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
Oxidoreductase activity of GH61 enzymes acts synergistically with cellobiose dehydrogenase or small molecule activators to promote enzymatic degradation of lignocellulosic biomass
James A. Langston1, Matt Sweeney1, Feng Xu1, R. Jason Quinlan1, Kim Brown1, Tarana Shaghasi1, Eric Abbate1, Elena Vlasenko1, Ashley Garner1, Alex Berlin1 and Kim Borch2, (1)Protein Chemistry, Novozymes, Inc., Davis, CA, (2)Protein Biophysics, Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark
10:30 AM
The quest for hyperthermophilic cellulases
Frank T. Robb1, Douglas S. Clark2, Joel E. Graham1, Melinda E. Clark3 and Harvey W. Blanch4, (1)Institute of Marine and Environmental Biotechnology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, (2)Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, (3)Energy Biosciences Institute, Berkeley, CA, (4)Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
11:00 AM
Discovery and development of enzymes and enzyme cocktails for ionic liquid pretreatment
Blake A. Simmons1, Joshua I. Park1, Zhiwei Chen1, Kenneth L. Sale1, Patrik D'haeseleer1, Steven Singer1, Masood Hadi2, Richard Heins1, Chris Petzold2, Paul D. Adams2, Helcio Burd2 and John M. Gladden1, (1)Deconstruction Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, CA, (2)Technology Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, CA
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