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Bioplastic Production from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch

Alkaline Oxidation of Cellulose from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Using Hydrogen Peroxide

Biological Pretreatment of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches – International Symposium on Integrated Biorefinery (ISIBio)

My poster presentation for International Symposium on Integrated Biorefinery (ISIBio), Sept 17tg, 2015, Bogor, Indonesia. Please, visit their official website http://symposium-biorefinery.org/home.html.

Greatness of White-rot Fungi

JPP cawan

Phanerochaete chrysosporium

One of the distinction of white-rot fungi (WRF) is ability to degrade lignin completely into CO2 and H2O. This capability not possessed by other microorganisms. Experiments in the laboratory that reported in scientific scientific journals prove this evidences.

JPP has enzymes that can degrade lignin, ie: laccase, lignin peroxidase and manganese peroxidase. These enzymes are a very strong oxidant. This enzyme can break down lignin. As we know that lignin is a very complex macromolecules and very strong protector. Lignin are a protective compound, which is very strong and very resistant.

This unique ability of WRF could be use for many proposes. For examples, WRF used to degrade organic matter that high lignin content, lignocellulose biomass. Recently, WRF are developed for biopulping, biobleaching, and degrade pollutants.

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