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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 1747-1762

Fermentation Technology: A Viable Tool for Bio-conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Value-Added Products
Mageshwaran Vellaichamy* and Anil Kumar Saxena
ICAR- National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Kushmaur, Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh – 275 103, India
*Corresponding author

The diminishing fossil resources over the last few decades forced us to look for alternative renewable sources to meet the increasing demand for energy and chemicals. The nature gifted agro-biomass is renewable and available in plenty and have huge potential to cater the ever growing demands of human beings. The agro-biomass is majorly made up of lignocellulose which is highly resistant to biodegradation. Some specific groups of microorganisms are capable to degrade this complex lignocellulosic structure. The agro/lignocellulosic biomass is found to be a cheap and viable substrate for fermentative production of value added products having industrial significance. The pretreatment is important for effective action of lignocellulolytic microorganisms and its enzymes on lignocellulosic substrate. Besides bio-fuel, the fermentation of lignocellulosic substrates has wide applications such as production of fine chemicals, animal feed etc. The fermentative conversion of agro-biomass into bio-manure and oyster mushroom cultivation brings additional income to the farmers.

Keywords: Biofuels, Enzymes, Fermentation, Growth, Lignocellulose, Microorganisms

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Mageshwaran Vellaichamy and Anil Kumar Saxena. 2020. Fermentation Technology: A Viable Tool for Bio-conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Value-Added Products.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 1747-1762. doi:
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