Biomass to chemicals

A. Kazmi*, J. Clark

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter explains the different opportunities that exist to valorize the fuel and energy production processes from biomass. In order to improve the environmental benefits and the economic feasibility of energy processes, the side streams can be used as valuable feedstocks for the high-value chemicals market. A number of examples are given including the conversion of glycerol, lignocellulose, and pyrolysis oil into high-value chemicals. The chapter also explores the possibility of using biofuels such as ethanol as a feedstock for the chemical industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomass and Biofuel Production
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780080878737
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Biochemical
  • Biodiesel
  • Bioethanol
  • Biofuel
  • Biomass
  • Chemical
  • Green chemistry
  • Lignin and pyrolysis
  • Lignocellulose
  • Renewable
  • Thermochemical

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