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Journal: Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research

Article DOI :
Year :2012, Volume : 25, Issue :1
First page : (127) Last page : (133)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.


RESEARCH ARTICLE
A SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Saccharification Potential of Indian Maize Cultivars For Biofuel Production

Singh Renu*, Lata1, Joshi H C

Division of Environmental Sciences, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
1Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

* Corresponding author email: renu_icar@yahoo.com

Energy security for the mankind is the greatest need of the era. Clean and green fuel from renewable resources is the solution to various problems. Corn has the promising potential for the production of ethanol that can be blended into petrol. The efficient hydrolysis of corn through amylase is essential for the whole process. The optimal parameters of enzyme action require the change of reaction conditions. Present study is to optimize the enzyme dose, time, concentration, dry substance concentration for maximum saccharification. The two-step saccharification process seems to be very effective in the absence of calcium.




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