, Volume 19, Issue 10, pp 977-979

Inhibition of the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose by ethanol

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Ethanol inhibits the cellulase from Trichoderma reesi progressively and linearly up to 65 g/L. The inhibition of this magnitude presents a potential problem in the simultaneous saccharification and fermentation, presently a norm of the process scheme in ethanol production from biomass.