Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Biotechnol. Mol. Biol. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1538-2273
  • DOI: 10.5897/BMBR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 102


The large-scale use of feruloyl esterases in industry

Ahmed E Fazary and Yi-Hsu Ju*
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106-07, Taiwan, ROC.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 September 2008
  •  Published: 31 October 2013


Presently industrial enzyme companies sell enzymes for a wide variety of applications. The estimated value of world enzyme market is presently about US $ 4.3 billion and it has been forecasted to grow to almost US $ 5.1 billion by 2009. Detergents (37%), textiles (12%), starch (11%), baking (8%) and animal feed (6%) are the main industries; totally these industries use about 74% of industrially produced enzymes. Enzymes are also indirectly used in biocatalytic processes involving living or dead and permeabilized microorganisms. This review concentrates on the use of isolated feruloyl esterases enzyme preparations in large scale and speciality applications and chemical manufacturing.


Key words: Feruloyl esterases, industry, biotechnology.