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30th November 2017

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO IFB AGRO

Alpha Amylase production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

α-Amylase is one of the important and widely exposed industrial biocatalyst that has gained huge acclaim for its multi-faceted applications. It is of utmost importance and challenge to produce the enzyme at cheaper cost while maintaining its hyperactivity. The other desired properties should also be promising so as to compete with the existing enzymes produced by different strains from different origin. Microbial Biotechnology and Downstream Processing Lab, IIT Kharagpur under the supervision of Prof. Rintu Banerjee has transferred one technology on α-amylase. The USP of the enzyme is that it can be produced at cheaper cost, have very high enzyme titre and can drastically reduce the viscosity of any gelatinized starchy system. The enzyme bears immense potential for increasing the efficiency of cereals /grains based 1G ethanol production including some other promising industrial applications.