Joseph Bentil

Joseph Bentil
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology | KNUST · Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass poses as a sustainable alternative to gasoline. However, the high cost of pre-treatment and hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass tends to limit their utilization as feedstock for ethanol biorefinery. This study therefore sought to convert cassava (CRI-Abrabopa) peels into ethanol using the on-site tailored e...
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The saccharification of biomass with hydrolases from fungi is considered as an efficient and sustainable approach to obtain fermentable sugars. The expression of these hydrolytic enzymes by fungi is mainly by a substrate-induced mechanism, which depends on prevailing environmental conditions. Trametes polyzona, a white rot fungus, is regarded as on...
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Basidiomycetes are potential cell factories by their possession of genes that express a wide range of plant cell wall-degrading enzymes categorized in the Carbohydrate-active Enzymes (CAZyme) database. The major plant cell wall- degrading enzymes are cellulases, hemicellulases, pectinases and ligninases that are grouped into CAZyme families. The pr...
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The use of marine macroalgae as carbon source for fermentation is gaining increasing attention due to their high carbohydrate content and availability. Three green seaweed species Chaetomorpha linum, Ulva fasciata and Caulerpa taxifolia were investigated for their amenability to enzymatic saccharification. Microstructural changes were studied in or...
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In developing countries, local enzyme production can help decrease the dependency of imported enzymes for bioconversion of e.g. cellulosic feedstocks, but the use of conventional nitrogen sources contributes significantly to such enzyme production cost. Use of local resources is therefore important to consider. Green seaweeds are marine macroalgae...
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The cocoa industry in Ghana is the second largest in the world, and it generates huge amounts of cocoa pod husks, which currently represent a disposal problem as no significant use has been found for them. The husks are rich in potassium, which may be used for alkaline hydrocolloid extraction from red seaweeds. Chemical and rheological properties o...
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White-rot basidiomycetous (WRB) fungi are a group of wood-decaying fungi that are known to be endowed with the ability to secrete enzymes that can catalyze decomposition of a range of plant cell wall polysaccharides, including cellulose and lignin. Expression of these enzymes is induced by the substrate and the enzyme yields obtained depend on the...

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To produce ethylene glycol from PET plastics by genetically engineered indigenous microbes for industrial application