By Keith W. Waldron
This publication offers a finished and systematic reference at the complex biomass restoration and conversion methods utilized in biorefineries. the 1st a part of the ebook studies advancements in biorefining tactics, by means of a evaluate of alternative sorts of biorefinery platform. the second one half the publication discusses the wide variety of further worth items from biorefineries, from biofuel to biolubricants and bioadhesives.
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This approach ideally constitutes the basis of an economically sound starting point for the design of a biorefinery and is illustrated in Fig. 3. The integration of technologies for the biorefinery takes into account the complex nature of lignocellulosic biomass, in order to produce several products and render the biorefinery concept cost-effective. Biomass contains an array of functionalized molecules, with many of them having a market value. , hesperidin), amino acids, and fatty acid derivatives can be extracted selectively using clean extraction techniques prior to the treatment of biomass by biochemical and thermochemical processes.
Future petroleum production is unlikely to meet our society’s growing needs. Green chemistry is an area which is attracting increasing interest as it provides unique opportunities for innovation via use of clean and green technologies, product substitution and the use of renewable feedstocks such as dedicated crops or food supply chain by-products for the production of bio-derived chemicals, materials and fuels. This chapter provides an introduction to the concepts of green chemistry and the biorefinery and, based on examples, discusses second generation re-use of waste and by-products as feedstocks for the biorefinery.
Minimizing the costs of collection, transport and storage of the feedstock is another challenge that cannot be ignored when determining the optimum scale of processing plant. The biorefinery concept, even in its simplest form, provides a more complete utilisation of the biomass feedstock than bioenergy alone. This book provides an excellent overview of the numerous opportunities for commercial viability as a result of the science being applied to the engineering concepts of biorefining. New pilot-scale and demonstration plants that produce biofuels and plastic composites from woody biomass have already been established in Finland, Canada and elsewhere, with many others planned using a range of feedstocks.
Advances in biorefineries: Biomass and waste supply chain exploitation by Keith W. Waldron