Early-Stage Design and Analysis of Biorefinery Networks

Peam Cheali, Alberto Quaglia, Carina Loureiro da Costa Lira Gargalo, Krist Gernaey, Gürkan Sin, Rafiqul Gani

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The limited resources of fossil fuel as well as other important driving forces (e.g., environmental,social, and sustainability concerns) are expected to shape the future development of the chemical processing industries. These challenges motivate the development of new and sustainable technologies for the production of fuel, chemicals, and materials from renewable feedstock instead of fossil fuel. An emerging technology in response to these challenges is the biorefinery concept. The biorefinery is defined as the set of processes converting a bio‐based feedstock into products such as fuels, chemicals, materials, and/or heat and power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcess Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems
EditorsDenny K. S. Ng, Raymond R. Tan, Dominic C. Y. Foo, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9781118699157
ISBN (Electronic)9781118699140
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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