Biomass to chemicals

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Title of host publicationBiomass and Biofuel Production
DatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Pages395-410
Number of pages16
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Volume5
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9780080878737

Abstract

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.

    Research areas

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

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