Biorefineries to integrate fuel, energy and chemical production processes

Abstract

The world of renewable energies is in fast evolution and arouses political and public interests, especially as an opportunity to boost environmental sustainability by mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. This work aims at examining the possibilities related to the development of biorefineries, where biomass conversion processes to produce biofuels, electricity and biochemicals are integrated. Particular interest is given to the production processes of biodiesel, bioethanol and biogas, for which present world situation, problems, and perspectives are drawn. Potential areas for agronomic and biotech researches are also discussed. Producing biomass for biorefinery processing will eventually lead to maximize yields, in the non food agriculture.

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2007-12-21
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Keywords:
biorefinery, biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, bioenergy.
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Miele, S., Foschi, L., & Bargiacchi, E. (2007). Biorefineries to integrate fuel, energy and chemical production processes. Italian Journal of Agronomy, 2(4s), 409-440. https://doi.org/10.4081/ija.2007.4s.409