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At the Galway Workshop, 28 pre-circulated papers relating to the programme on lignocellulose by-product utilisation were presented and discussed at length. The topics covered included procedures for optimising the production of fungal and bacterial cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin-degrading enzyme systems; the biochemical and molecular biological aspects of such systems that allow a greater understanding now and the promise of greater productivity in the future; the problems associated with the recalcitrance of crystalline cellulose and how this may be overcome; the utilisation of the hemicellulose fraction of fodder by ruminants and non-ruminants; the applications of the enzyme systems in question and/or of the organisms that produce them in feed and fodder (silage) preparation, fuel (e.g. ethanol) production, xylitol production, and in general industrial (e.g. pulp and paper manufacture) usage; and the economics of lignocellulose utilisation and the influence of the various end products on the economic feasibility of particular processes.

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Authors: COUGHLAN M P (EDITOR), Department of Biochemistry, University College, Galway (Eire)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12231 EN (1989) 408 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-411-4
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