Professor Saville’s areas of interest include enzymatic hydrolysis of starchy and lignocellulosic substrates for production of biofuels and bioproducts, and the characterization of hydrolytic enzymes and enzymes for biofuels and biopolymer synthesis. His enzyme work includes applications for bioremediation, pulp and paper, and pharmaceuticals. His research group is also involved in bioreactor design and scale-up, as well as processing of high consistency biomass slurries. In addition to the technical aspects of bioproducts, Dr. Saville has also been very active in the economic and life cycle analysis of biofuels, bioenergy and bioproducts, as well as bioenergy policy.
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