Enzymes in Biosynthesis and Biocatalysis
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 3524
Interests: biotechnological processes; enzyme; lipase; bioreactor enzymatic; optimization processes; esterification
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Biocatalysis is an exponentially growing area concerned with the biosynthesis of compounds that have aroused great interest in the market, especially the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, and fine chemical industries. This aligns with the growing demand for natural products and/or ingredients obtained by processes with a low environmental impact. Enzymes play a crucial role in the biosynthesis of high-added-value compounds that can be recognized as natural. In addition, they represent a powerful tool in green chemistry, minimizing energy consumption, and reducing the generation of effluents, perfectly aligning with the circular economy and sustainable development. Despite these advantages, there are many challenges regarding the application of biocatalysts. Efforts are still necessary to develop biocatalysts with high stability, longer half-life, and lower economic impact. To overcome current challenges, research in different areas of enzymology, such as the search for new enzymes with different abilities, new immobilization methods and more economical carriers, the optimization of established processes, the development of new enzymatic biosynthetic routes of biomolecules and the use of alternative substrates in reactions (e.g., agro-industrial residues), must be constant and the future looks promising.
Dr. Lindomar Alberto Lerin
Dr. Daniela Remonatto
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- green processes
- renewable sources
- enzymatic synthesis