BioConvert – ACEL (Cellulase / Hemicellulase complex for Biodegradation of Cellulose)


BioConvert – ACELis a Cellulase / Hemicellulase enzyme complex derived from a selected strain of Trichoderma spp. It has been developed to breakdown the Cellulose, Xylan, Arabinan and other Hemicellulolytic components in Lignocellulosic materials. Its high level of Cellulase / Xylanase activities enables it to break down non-starch polysaccharides. Endo-cellulase breaks internal bonds to disrupt the crystalline structure of cellulose and expose individual cellulose polysaccharide chains. Exo-cellulase cleaves 2-4 units from the ends of the exposed chains produced by the endo-cellulase, resulting in tetrasaccharides or disaccharide such as cellobiose. There are two main types of exo-cellulases (or cellobiohydrolases- CBH), one type working from the reducing end, and other type working from the non reducing end of cellulose chain. Cellobiase or beta-glucosidase hydrolyses the exo-cellulase product into monosaccharides, suitable for fermentation. The Xylanase side activity enables the degradation of Xylan which one of the major constituents of plant cell walls in the Lignin structure, thus enhancing the Cellulase performance.

BioConvert – ACEL offers the following benefits in Bio-Fuels Industry:
Flexible range of feedstock compatibility.
Concentrated Cellulase / Hemicellulase complex.
Process flexibility and robust performance.
Eco-friendly & Biodegradable.


Appearance Liquid/Powder
Color Brown/Off-White
Operative pH range 4.5 - 6.5
Operative Temperature range 40°C - 70°C
Solubility Soluble in water


Process Parameter Recommended Range
Min. Dosage 1 % – 5 % w/w
Optimum pH range 5.0 - 5.5
Optimum Temperature range 45° C - 55° C

The optimal usage level of the enzyme in Cellulose bioconversion process depends on processing parameters such as type of Raw material, Processing time, pH, Temperature and the quality composition. A typical BioConvert – ACEL dosage rate starts at 0.5 % w/w.

It is available in 50 KG HDPE Drums.

Cool & dry conditions are recommended. Extended storage or adverse conditions may lead to higher dosage requirement.

It can be stored in closed container up to six months at 25°C.

Enzyme preparation belongs to protein, which may induce sensitization and or cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Prolonged contact may cause minor irritation for skin, eyes or mucous membrane of nose, so any direct contact with the human body should be avoided. If irritation or allergic response for skin or eyes develops, consult a doctor. MSDS is available on request.