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Postby Mr Clean » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:46 am

I found this information quite interesting, wonder if anyone has any first hand knowledge about converting it.

Novo Laboratories. "Celluclast" enzyme is produced from a variety of the Trichoderma viride fungus and is active in breaking cellulose into cellobiose and glucose. The former is not a fermentable sugar, therefore, a second enzyme, "Cellobiase" is used in conjunction with Celluclast to convert the cellobiose. Together the two enzymes have the ability to convert cellulose to sugar with near 100% efficiency.
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Re: Cellulose

Postby qball » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:16 am

This is the next evolution in mass ethanol production. It will allow corn growers to convert the entire plant (leaves, cob, stalk and all) into ethanol, not just the kernels. This will increase production efficiency dramatically. Currently corn has a 1.3:1 yield:energy required product ration. Brazil is at 8:1 using sugar cane, because more of the sugar cane plant can be used that contains sugar.

I doubt this is something easily reproducable to the home distiller.
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