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Thermal tolerant avicelase from Acidothermus cellulolyticus

United States Patent

May 26, 2009
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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.
Ding; Shi-You (Golden, CO), Adney; William S. (Golden, CO), Vinzant; Todd B. (Golden, CO), Himmel; Michael E. (Littleton, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
10/ 155,400
October 18, 2002
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a Division of the Midwest Research Institute.