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Substitution of commercial enzymes for native ones from Ecuador: a university innovation
* 1, 2 , 2 , 2 , 3, 4 , 5
1  Universidad Central del Ecuador
2  Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas
3  Universidad Estatal Amazonica
4  Universidad de Camagüey
5  IKIAM - Universidad Regional Amazónica


The essence of one of the university's extensionist functions lies in sharing knowledge and fostering permanent dialogue with all actors in society. University is the repository of an arsenal of information that, if used efficiently, can contribute to social development, a purpose that becomes its fundamental objective and the reason upon which its relevance is based.

It has been proven that the effectiveness in the delignification of bagasse (cellulignitic mass) is much greater in enzymatic hydrolysis, by avoiding the use of large amounts of energy and chemicals that make hydrolytic processes more expensive. This condition places them in an advantageous position by allowing the saccharification of the cellulose present in the lignocellulitic waste, with the aim of obtaining in this way a variety of chemical products. This article deals with the possibility of assessing the substitution of commercial enzymes by native enzymes from Ecuador and their economic and social impacts, from an academic perspective in which an alternative option is promoted for the creation of intangibles that make possible the strengthening of the University's role to advance towards the model of sustainable development, based on the usefulness of knowledge.

Keywords: enzymes, lignocellulitic waste, hydrolytic processes, intangible