Lignocellulose degradation of rice straw by thermophilic microbial consortium isolated from mature compost of sugarcane industry
Publication Date : 20/08/2015
Lignocellulose describes namely cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. Cellulose and hemicellulose are degraded into sugars, which are further conversion by fermentation, biocatalytic, and chemocatalytic processes to value-added products, including biofuels. In this study, the thermophilic bacterial consortium was isolated from mature compost of sugarcane industry. The thermophilic bacterial consortium showed efficient degradation on rice straw as compare to the previous reported microbial consortium isolated from rice straw compost. The lignocellulose degradation ratio by isolated thermophelic bacterial consortiun was 76.92 % after 7 days of incubation at 50 ºC. The percentage of lignin was 15.38 % in PCS medium after 7 days of incubation at 50 ºC.