Enzyme assisted ensiling of alfalfa with enzymes by solid substrate fermentation

J. Schmidt, G. Szakács, É Cenkvári, J. Sipocz, K. Urbánszki, R. P. Tengerdy

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A crude enzyme preparation, obtained by solid substrate fermentation (SSF) with a Gliocladium spp. and added at the 5% level to wilted or non-wilted alfalfa, improved the fermentation characteristics and stability of alfalfa silages as effectively as commercial preparations, Novo-Nordisk Celluclast 1.5 L and Viscozyme 120 L, applied at the 0.025% level. The effective dose of the crude enzyme costs about one-fourth of the cost of the commercial enzymes. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalBioresource Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2001


  • Alfalfa ensiling
  • Cell wall degrading enzymes
  • Cellulase
  • Enzyme assisted ensiling
  • Hemicellulase
  • Solid substrate fermentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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