Production of cellulases and hemicellulases by Aspergillus niger KK2 from lignocellulosic biomass

S. W. Kang, Y. S. Park, J. S. Lee, S. I. Hong, S. W. Kim

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To investigate the production of cellulases and hemicellulases from Aspergillus niger KK2, solid state fermentation (SSF) was performed by using different ratios of rice straw and wheat bran. When A. niger KK2 was grown on rice straw alone as a solid support in SSF, the maximum FPase activity was 19.5 IUg-1 in 4 days. Also, CMCase (129 IUg-1), β-glucosidase (100 IUg-1), xylanase (5070 IUg-1) and β-xylosidase (193 IUg-1) activities were concurrently obtained after 5-6 days of fermentation. The higher enzyme activities produced by A. niger KK2 is a significant advantage from the viewpoint of practical saccharification reaction. Cellulases and hemicellulases produced by A. niger KK2 might be applied to pulp and paper industry, feed industry and chemical industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalBioresource technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by research grants from the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) through the Applied Rheology Center (ARC), an official KOSEF-created engineering research center (ERC) at Korea University, Seoul, Korea.


  • Aspergillus niger
  • Cellulases
  • Hemicellulases
  • Rice straw
  • Solid state fermentation
  • Wheat bran

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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