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Title: Chapter 17: Adding Value to the Biorefinery with Lignin: An Engineer's Perspective

Abstract

There is a long-standing belief that 'you can make anything out of lignin...except money.' This chapter serves to highlight that opportunities for making money from biomass-derived lignin exist both with current technology in the production of steam and power to new emerging areas of R&D focused on value-added chemical and material coproducts from lignin. To understand and quantify the economic potential for lignin valorization, the techno-economic analysis methodology is first described in detail. As demonstrated in the provided case study, these types of economic evaluations serve not only to estimate the economic impacts that lignin conversion could have for an integrated biorefinery and outline drivers for further cost reduction but also identify data gaps and R&D needs for improving the design basis and reducing the risk for process scale-up.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1435702
Report Number(s):
NREL/CH-5100-71433
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; lignin; biorefineries; valorization

Citation Formats

Biddy, Mary J. Chapter 17: Adding Value to the Biorefinery with Lignin: An Engineer's Perspective. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/9781788010351-00499.
Biddy, Mary J. Chapter 17: Adding Value to the Biorefinery with Lignin: An Engineer's Perspective. United States. doi:10.1039/9781788010351-00499.
Biddy, Mary J. Tue . "Chapter 17: Adding Value to the Biorefinery with Lignin: An Engineer's Perspective". United States. doi:10.1039/9781788010351-00499.
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abstractNote = {There is a long-standing belief that 'you can make anything out of lignin...except money.' This chapter serves to highlight that opportunities for making money from biomass-derived lignin exist both with current technology in the production of steam and power to new emerging areas of R&D focused on value-added chemical and material coproducts from lignin. To understand and quantify the economic potential for lignin valorization, the techno-economic analysis methodology is first described in detail. As demonstrated in the provided case study, these types of economic evaluations serve not only to estimate the economic impacts that lignin conversion could have for an integrated biorefinery and outline drivers for further cost reduction but also identify data gaps and R&D needs for improving the design basis and reducing the risk for process scale-up.},
doi = {10.1039/9781788010351-00499},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 03 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Tue Apr 03 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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