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Brazilian researchers genetically engineer fungus to produce enzyme cocktail for 2G ethanol

Publicado em 18 agosto 2020
In Brazil, researchers at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) have genetically engineered a fungus to produce a cocktail of enzymes that break down the carbohydrates in biomass, such as sugarcane trash (tops and leaves) and bagasse, into fermentable sugar for industrially efficient conversion into biofuel. The development of low-cost enzyme cocktails is one of the main challenges in producing second-generation ethanol. The fungus Trichoderma reesei is [...]