Anaerobic Fungi and Their Potential for Biogas Production

Gareth Griffith, Anthony Callaghan

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Abstract

Plant biomass is the largest reservoir of environmentally friendly renewable energy
on earth. However, the complex and recalcitrant structure of these lignocellulose-rich substrates is a severe limitation for biogas production. Microbial pro-ventricular anaerobic digestion of ruminants can serve as a model for improvement of converting lignocellulosic biomass into energy. Anaerobic fungi are key players in the digestive system of various animals, they produce a plethora of plant carbohydrate hydrolysing enzymes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiogas Science and Technology
EditorsGeorg M. Guebitz, Alexander Bauer, Guenther Bochmann, Andreas Gronauer, Stefan Weiss
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages41-61
ISBN (Print)978-3319219929, 3319219928
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology

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