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IndZyme project

Mudmalai Tiger Reserve crop.jpgNovel inhibitor-resistant lignocellulolytic enzymes from Indian fungal resources

Tropical rain forests are abundant sources of unexplored biological resources. This project pursues novel inhibitor tolerant biocatalysts from microbes found in fire-prone forests of India. These microbes are expected to be adapted to inhibitor compounds released from biomass at high temperatures. As these compounds are similar to those encountered in industrial processing of biomass, the inhibitor tolerant enzymes could enhance the efficiency of biomass processing.

The IndZyme project is a part of the INNO INDIGO Innovation-driven Initiative for the Development and Integration of Indian and European Research. The project is funded by the European commission and the national funding agencies.