National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers discovery that the thermostable enzyme for C. bescii is a superior degrader of crystalline biomass compared to a traditional cellulase mixture (Cel7)/E1(Cel5) at equivalent enzyme loading. They have shown that CelA purified from C. bescii achieves a much higher extent of conversion on highly crystalline model substrates (Avicel) than traditionally used enzyme.
Enzymes and combinations of the enzymes useful for the hydrolysis of cellulose and the conversion of biomass. Methods of degrading cellulose and biomass using enzymes and cocktails of enzymes are also disclosed.
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