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Fermentation, Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 2017)
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Cover Story In the modern biorefinery concept, laccases constitute a potential tool for the complete [...] Read more. In the modern biorefinery concept, laccases constitute a potential tool for the complete utilization of lignocellulosic biomass in new value-added products and fuels. Laccases and laccase-mediator systems are effective in oxidative modification and/or partial depolymerization of lignin, increasing the hydrolysis yields of pretreated materials. Laccases can also remove selectively lignin-derived phenols released from biomass pretreatment, diminishing the impact of these inhibitors on the subsequent saccharification and fermentation stages. This review compiles the latest studies about the application of laccases as useful and environmentally friendly delignification and detoxification technologies, highlighting the main challenges and ways to make these technologies a reality for the lignocellulose-based industry. View this paper