Cellulases Production by a Trichoderma sp. Using Food Manufacturing Wastes

Gordillo-Fuenzalida, Felipe; Echeverria-Vega, Alex; Cuadros-Orellana, Sara; Faundez, Claudia; Kähne, Thilo; Morales-Vera, Rodrigo


The cost of cellulase enzymes is a main contributor to the operational cost of a biorefinery producing ethanol from lignocellulosic material. Therefore, onsite production of enzymes using low-value substrates might be an option to make a bio-based facility more economical, while improving environmental sustainability. Food manufacturing wastes (FMWs), such as olive mill solids, tomato pomace, and grape pomace, are some of the main wastes produced by the food industry in Chile. FMWs are mostly composed of lignocellulosic material, which is primarily made of cellulose. A fungal strain obtained from olive stones was identified as a Trichoderma sp. and characterized by molecular and morphological techniques. This strain was able to grow on three FMWs in both liquid and solid cultures. In liquid cultures, cellulase and beta -glucosidase activities from the culture supernatants were quantified. Identification of extracellular proteins using mass spectrometry revealed the presence of endoglucanases, exoglucanases, and beta -glucosidases. Cellulase production from agroindustrial residues could be an excellent opportunity to utilize FMWs as well as decrease enzyme production costs in biorefinery processes.

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Título según WOS: Cellulases Production by a Trichoderma sp. Using Food Manufacturing Wastes
Título según SCOPUS: Cellulases production by a Trichoderma sp. using food manufacturing wastes
Título de la Revista: APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL
Volumen: 9
Número: 20
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Idioma: English