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Title: Development of Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Technologies: Recent Advances and Current Challenges

Abstract

We describe some recent developments of the biorefinery concept within this review, which focuses on the efforts required to make the lignocellulosic biorefinery a sustainable and economically viable reality. In spite of the major research and development endeavours directed towards this goal over the past several decades, the integrated production of biofuel and other bio-based products still needs to be optimized from both technical and economical perspectives. This review will highlight recent progress towards the optimization of the major biorefinery processes, including biomass pretreatment and fractionation, saccharification of sugars, and conversion of sugars and lignin into fuels and chemical precursors. Additionally, advances in genetic modification of biomass structure and composition for the purpose of enhancing the efficacy of conversion processes, which is emerging as a powerful tool for tailoring biomass fated for the biorefinery, will be overviewed. The continual improvement of these processes and their integration in the format of a modern biorefinery is paving the way for a sustainable bio-economy which will displace large portions of petroleum-derived fuels and chemicals with renewable substitutes.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States). Biosciences Center
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States). National Bioenergy Center
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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1334593
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-2700-67495
Journal ID: ISSN 0004-9425
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Australian Journal of Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 69; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0004-9425
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; biorefinery; biofuels; bio-based products

Citation Formats

Amore, Antonella, Ciesielski, Peter N., Lin, Chien-Yuan, Salvachua, Davinia, and Sanchez i Nogue, Violeta. Development of Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Technologies: Recent Advances and Current Challenges. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1071/CH16022.
Amore, Antonella, Ciesielski, Peter N., Lin, Chien-Yuan, Salvachua, Davinia, & Sanchez i Nogue, Violeta. Development of Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Technologies: Recent Advances and Current Challenges. United States. doi:10.1071/CH16022.
Amore, Antonella, Ciesielski, Peter N., Lin, Chien-Yuan, Salvachua, Davinia, and Sanchez i Nogue, Violeta. Mon . "Development of Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Technologies: Recent Advances and Current Challenges". United States. doi:10.1071/CH16022. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1334593.
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title = {Development of Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Technologies: Recent Advances and Current Challenges},
author = {Amore, Antonella and Ciesielski, Peter N. and Lin, Chien-Yuan and Salvachua, Davinia and Sanchez i Nogue, Violeta},
abstractNote = {We describe some recent developments of the biorefinery concept within this review, which focuses on the efforts required to make the lignocellulosic biorefinery a sustainable and economically viable reality. In spite of the major research and development endeavours directed towards this goal over the past several decades, the integrated production of biofuel and other bio-based products still needs to be optimized from both technical and economical perspectives. This review will highlight recent progress towards the optimization of the major biorefinery processes, including biomass pretreatment and fractionation, saccharification of sugars, and conversion of sugars and lignin into fuels and chemical precursors. Additionally, advances in genetic modification of biomass structure and composition for the purpose of enhancing the efficacy of conversion processes, which is emerging as a powerful tool for tailoring biomass fated for the biorefinery, will be overviewed. The continual improvement of these processes and their integration in the format of a modern biorefinery is paving the way for a sustainable bio-economy which will displace large portions of petroleum-derived fuels and chemicals with renewable substitutes.},
doi = {10.1071/CH16022},
journal = {Australian Journal of Chemistry},
number = 11,
volume = 69,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {6}
}

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