Bio-processing of agricultural residues to bio-fuels using Neurospora discreta

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Pamidipati, S. and Ahmed, A. 2017. Bio-processing of agricultural residues to bio-fuels using Neurospora discreta.
AuthorsPamidipati, S. and Ahmed, A.
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The use of lignocellulosic agricultural residues for production of biofuels can address two pressing concerns of waste treatment and energy crisis simultaneously. However, the lignin present in these residues poses a challenge due to its recalcitrance, resulting in low overall yields despite using multi-step processes employing strong chemicals or high energy input to degrade the lignin.

‘Complete bioprocessing’ of agricultural residues using microorganisms is in its nascent stages of development and offers a promising alternative to existing processes. In our lab, we have found that a locally isolated fungus, Neurospora discreta can be used for such a process as it has the enzymatic machinery required for complete degradation of lignocellulosic biomass and producing not only ethanol but also carotenoids which can serve as a value added product.

A proof of concept study for complete bioprocessing of two types of agricultural residues using N. discreta is discussed here.

Year2017
Conference15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
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Deposited02 Jul 2019
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Online31 Aug 2017
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