Agrimax features in the New Biotechnology journal
Research by Agrimax partners (University of Bologna, BPF and Chiesa) has been published in gold open-access New Bioetechnology journal titled: Advances in combined enzymatic extraction of ferulic acid from wheat bran.
Wheat is of great importance for the EU economy and wheat-derived by-products can be considered as feedstocks for biorefinery development. The journal article and work confirms that wheat bran can be regarded as a versatile by-product, suitable for biorefinery challenges and valorisation, this research has taken place at the Agrimax Italian Pilot Plant.
Highlights from the journal include:
- The enzymatic extraction process for ferulic acid from wheat bran was optimised.
- Phenols were recovered from wheat bran agroindustrial biomass.
- Alcalase and Termamyl pre-treatment increased ferulic acid yield by up to 20-fold.
- Feruloyl esterase and Pentopan specifically released ferulic acid from wheat bran.