Saccharification of wastepaper mixtures with cellulase from Penicillium funiculosum

J. P.H. Van Wyk*, P. B. Leogale

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Different used paper materials and mixtures thereof were saccharified with Penicillium funiculosum cellulase. Nonsimilar biodegradation patterns were concluded to be operating as well as declining bioconversion efficiencies with increasing biodegradation. Biowaste mixtures were less effectively biodegraded indicating the importance of separating biowaste into distinctive materials prior to developing it as a resource of bioproduct synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1849-1852
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Bioconversion
  • Bioproducts
  • Cellulase
  • Penicillium funiculosum
  • Wastepaper mixtures


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