Production of high-added value compounds from biomass

Angela V. Ruales-Salcedo, Víctor Hugo Grisales-Díaz, Ricardo Morales-Rodriguez, Javier Fontalvo, Oscar Andrés Prado-Rubio

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As widely considered within the development agendas for the near future, it is a priority to guarantee sustainable progress that mitigates the adverse influence of an increasing world population. Therefore, there is a need for strengthening an economy that harnesses renewable raw materials to be transformed into more valuable assets than food (e.g., energy, commodities and fine chemicals). From this perspective, the biorefinery concept provides a technological platform for renewable raw material fractionation, transformations, and purification, as an alternative to the conventional petrochemical refinery that reduces our dependency on fossil feedstock. Accounting for the increasing need for fine chemicals and the development of new materials, this chapter aims to give an overview of high-value components which have been obtained from biomass and their relevance within a growing bioeconomy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuels and Biorefining : Volume 1: Current Technologies for Biomass Conversion
EditorsFernando Israel Gómez Castro, Claudia Gutiérrez-Antonio
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9780323859127
ISBN (Electronic)9780128241165
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Biomass valorization
  • Bioproduction
  • Biorefinery
  • High-value products
  • Xylitol


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