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Cloning and characterization of three compost metagenome-derived α‑L‑Arabinofuranosidases with differing thermal stabilities
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)
Second generation biofuels production requires a suite of lignocellulolytic enzymes, acting synergistically to liberate the fermentable monosaccharides contained within agricultural waste materials. The use of thermostable ...
Functional characterisation of a novel ferulic acid esterase from malawian hot spring metagenome
There has been a decline in the global fossil fuel reserves, due to an increasing demand for petroleum. Biofuels can be used as an alternative source of energy whereby biomass is converted to liquid fuels such as bioethanol. ...
Comparative analysis of sorghum and other South African grains for sustainable bioethanol production
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
The depletion of oil reserves and the constant discharge of greenhouse gasses (GHG) that are associated with global warming have forced both political and scientific sectors to pursue alternative, renewable and sustainable ...
Characterisation of a lignocellulosic degrading bacillus strain isolated from thermophilic compost
(University of the Western Cape, 2011)
The negative environmental impact of fossil fuels and growing concerns about petroleum supplies has driven the search for alternative, renewable transportation fuels. An 'ideal' fuel replacement would be a biofuel produced ...