Fabio graduated at University of Napoli ”Federico II” in Industrial Biotechnology. Then, in 2020, Fabio became a PhD student at Chalmers University of Technology. His reasearch focuses on the design of efficient enzymatic hydrolysis of mild steam-pretreatment softwood. One of the main hurdles of utilizing softwood as feedstock for ethanol biorefineries, is the recalcitrance of the softwood, that requires harsh pretreatment conditions and high protein loadings to facilitate enzymatic saccharification. In my research I will investigate the relationwhip between steam-pretreatment conditions and the efficiency of enzymatic hydrolysis and how that can be improved by adding lacking enzyme activitites. The overall goal is to contribute to improving the softwood-to-ethanol process.
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