Selected Process Alternatives for Biomass Refining: A Review
Patricia Gullón, Enma Conde, Andrés Moure, Herminia Domínguez, Juan Carlos Parajó*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 135
Last Page: 144
Publisher Id: TOASJ-4-135
Article History:Received Date: 05/11/2009
Revision Received Date: 24/11/2009
Acceptance Date: 26/11/2009
Electronic publication date: 31/12/2010
Collection year: 2010
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The role of biorefineries in the production of energy and chemicals from biomass of lignocellulosic nature is reviewed. Special attention is devoted to biorefinery schemes dealing with the fractionation of lignocellulosic raw materials by chemical treatments. The potential of hydrothermal treatments as the first stage of future biorefineries is discussed. Special attention is devoted to the low-volume, high-added value products that can be solubilized by this type of technology.