The present invention describes a process for at least a 90% conversion of a plant biomass preferably by a reduction of the units of cellulase needed and by using a xylanase which acts synergistically with the cellulase to improve the yield of xylose and glucose as sugars. The process enables greater conversion of a lignocellulosic plant biomass to glucose and xylose for use as animal feeds and as fermentation as medium for producing ethanol.

Title
Process for enzymatically converting a plant biomass
Application Number
12/221972
Publication Number
20090042259
Application Date
August 8, 2008
Publication Date
February 12, 2009
Inventor
Venkatesh Balan
East Lansing
MI, US
Shishir Chundawat
East Lansing
MI, US
Farzaneh Teymouri
Okemos
MI, US
Bruce E Dale
Mason
MI, US
Agent
IAN C McLEOD PC
MI, US
Agent
Ian C McLeod
MI, US
Assignee
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
MI, US
IPC
C12P 19/02
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