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Methods of using thermal tolerant avicelase from Acidothermus cellulolyticus

United States Patent

April 26, 2011
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The invention provides a thermal tolerant (thermostable) cellulase, AviIII, that is a member of the glycoside hydrolase (GH) family. AviIII was isolated and characterized from Acidothermus cellulolyticus, and, like many cellulases, the disclosed polypeptide and/or its derivatives may be useful for the conversion of biomass into biofuels and chemicals.
Adney; William S. (Golden, CO), Vinzant; Todd B. (Golden, CO), Ding; Shih-You (Golden, CO), Himmel; Michael E. (Golden, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
12/ 425,299
April 16, 2009
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.