Volume 19 Part 1 Article 104
Title: Cellulases production by a White Rot Fungus using grape pulp as substrate
Author: Belhamiche Nabila, Duchiron Francis, Copinet Estelle, Benallaoua Said
The solid state fermentation (SSF) process is one of the most applied in industry with low investment and operation costs. This has made it an attractive alternative for the production of cellulases, the enzymes that break down cellulose, which are widely used in the textile industry, in detergents, pulp and paper industry, improving digestibility of animal feeds, in food industry, and the enzymes account for a significant share of the world enzyme market. However, the most promising use in the current economic climate seems to be the production of alternative fuels. Production of cellulases using agricultural residues or wastes is one of the most efficient biological ways by which these residues can be recycled using a value added process for conversion of these materials into renewable chemicals and fuels.