4. Biorefinery with Water

  1. Haibo Xie4 and
  2. Nicholas Gathergood5
  1. Philip Ye1,
  2. Leming Cheng2,
  3. Haile Ma2,
  4. Biljana Bujanovic3,
  5. Mangesh J. Goundalkar3 and
  6. Thomas E. Amidon3

Published Online: 20 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118449400.ch4

The Role of Green Chemistry in Biomass Processing and Conversion

The Role of Green Chemistry in Biomass Processing and Conversion

How to Cite

Ye, P., Cheng, L., Ma, H., Bujanovic, B., Goundalkar, M. J. and Amidon, T. E. (2012) Biorefinery with Water, in The Role of Green Chemistry in Biomass Processing and Conversion (eds H. Xie and N. Gathergood), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118449400.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Bioenergy Division, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Physical Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

  2. 5

    School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology, Dublin City University, Solar Energy Conversion Strategic Research Cluster, University College Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, The University of Tennessee, USA

  2. 2

    School of Food and Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, China

  3. 3

    Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470644102

Online ISBN: 9781118449400



  • biorefinery with water;
  • “Supercritical water”;
  • SCW pyrolysis/gasification;
  • “green” SCW;
  • algae feedstocks


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rationale for Biorefinery with Water

  • Water Pretreatment of Lignocellulosics for Producing Biofuels/Biochemicals/Biomaterials

  • Water Extraction of Value-Added Chemicals

  • Biomass Pyrolysis and Gasification in Water

  • Chemical Conversion of Biomass in SCW

  • Opportunities, Challenges, and Outlook

  • References