Obbard, "A newly isolated fungal strain used as whole-cell biocatalyst
for biodiesel production from palm oil," Global Change Biology Bioenergy, vol.
For large-scale applications of an enzyme, the reuse of the biocatalyst
is of great significance in terms of process economy (Kharrat, Ali, Marzouk, Gargouri, & Karra-Chaabouni, 2011).
Parameters such as reaction temperature, water content, pH of the reaction media, and the enzyme/support (biocatalyst
) content have been optimized.
where [Y.sub.1] and [Y.sub.2] are the biodiesel yields from transesterification processes using biocatalyst
prepared from MS and CS, respectively.
are unsurpassable when it comes to selectivity and distinguishing between subtle differences within a molecule.
To create a single macroscopic phase without affecting biomolecule activity, the selection and/or modification of the biocatalyst
is the first step forward in harnessing biomaterials in functional coatings (Figure 1).
Entrapment of enzymes is an essential step to develop biocatalysts
towards an immobilized bioreactor technology (Braun et al., 1992).
In an attempt to evaluate the transesterification reaction by a biocatalyst
with high lipase loading, a further experiment was performed and the results were compared with those attained by the biocatalyst
with low lipase loading.
The researchers' data demonstrate that yeast is a better biocatalyst
for flavonoid biosynthesis, displaying in some cases a 10-fold higher production yield compared to prokaryotic E.
Rapid gains will also be recorded in biocatalyst
applications, according to the study.
The other is Genencor International, which is developing the biocatalyst
for the process at its Palo Alto, CA research center.
coli inner membrane transport for improved efflux of biofuel molecules, and generating phenotypic diversity in a fungal biocatalyst
. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)