Current Status, Challenges, and New Strategies

Edited by
July 2021
147 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1510-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1509-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Biorefinery: Current Status, Challenges, and New Strategies that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Computer Science & Mathematics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Renewable fuels and chemicals derived from lignocellulosic biomass offer unprecedented opportunities for replacing fossil fuel derivatives, reducing our overdependence on imported oil, and mitigating current climate change trends. Despite technical developments and considerable efforts, breakthrough technologies are still required to overcome hurdles in developing sustainable biorefineries. In recent years, new biorefinery concepts including a lignin-first approach and a closed-loop biorefinery have been introduced to tackle technoeconomic challenges. Furthermore, researchers have advanced the development of new technologies which enable the utilization of biomass components for sustainable materials. It is now apparent that advanced processes are essential for ensuring the success of future biorefineries. This book presents processes for biomass fractionation, lignin valorization, and sugar conversion or introduces new bioproducts (chemicals and materials) from renewable resources, addressing the current status, technical/technoeconomic challenges, and new strategies.
  • Hardback
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Biomass; two-step pretreatment; steam explosion; organosolv treatment; empty fruit bunch; pinewood; green pretreatment; enzymatic hydrolysis; lignin structural features; poplar; FTIR; contaminants; by-products; lignin valorization; lignin applications; 3D printing; electrochemical material; medical application; drying effect; cellulose; enzymatic hydrolysis; hornification; porosity; bioethanol; economic analysis; hand sanitiser; oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB); simultaneous saccharification and fermentation; SuperPro Designer®; renewable fuel; high-density fuel; α-pinene dimerization; turpentine; stannic chloride molten salt hydrates; xylooligosaccharides; autohydrolysis; enzymatic hydrolysis; sweet sorghum bagasse; isobutanol; biorefinery; metabolic engineering; biomass utilization; aqueous biphasic system; dilute acid hydrolysate; furfural production; solvent extraction; response surface methodology; biorefinery; biomass fractionation; lignin valorization; bioproducts