Monday, April 30, 2007: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Grand Ball Room (Adams Mark Hotel)
Session 2: Session 2: Enzyme catalysis and engineering
Enzymyatic and thermochemical depolymerization techniques for the conversion of biomass to useful products are rapidly converging to a unified process. Understanding the enzymes required for specific biomass type and pretreatment chemistry is key to maximizing the synergy and conversion efficiency in these systems. Enzyme engineering is another critical component to overcoming the barrier of biomass recalcitrance. Combined advances in these areas will provide economic benefits to all aspects of biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals.
Chair:Sarah Teter
Co-chair:Steve Decker
8:00 AMOn the roles of accessory proteins and processivity in enzymatic degradation of chitin
Svein J. Horn, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Pawel Sikorski, Morten Sørlie, Kjell M. Vårum, Vincent G.H. Eijsink
8:30 AMMore than one protein takes part in the separation of cellulose fibers during the enzymatic degradation of cellulose by Trichoderma reesei
Abdul Aala Najmus Saqib, Philip John Whitney, Claudio Avignone-Rossa, Michael Bushell
9:00 AMHydrolysis of reed canary grass and barley straw for bioethanol production
Anne Kallioinen, Liisa Viikari, Niklas von Weymarn, Matti Siika-aho
9:30 AMEnzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosics at high ethanol concentration
Alex Berlin, Kate Leinweber, Pablo Chung, Vera Maximenko, Jack Saddler
10:00 AMBreak

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