Bioconversion of lignocellulose in solid substrate fermentation

R. P. Tengerdy, G. Szakacs

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In this review the state of the art of lignocellulose bioconversion by solid substrate fermentation (SSF) is presented. The most important lignocellulolytic fungi and their properties are described, and their application in novel solid state bioreactors with on-line process control is discussed. The most important bioconversion products, biofuels, enzymes, animal feeds, biofertilizers, biopesticides, biopromoters, secondary metabolites, and the economy of their production by SSF is discussed. The use of SSF in the pulp and paper industry and in integrated crop management is illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-179
Number of pages11
JournalBiochemical Engineering Journal
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003


  • Bioconversion
  • Lignocellulose
  • Solid substrate fermentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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