5. Supercritical CO2 as an Environmentally Benign Medium for Biorefinery

  1. Haibo Xie3 and
  2. Nicholas Gathergood4
  1. Ray Marriott1 and
  2. Emily Sin1,2

Published Online: 20 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118449400.ch5

The Role of Green Chemistry in Biomass Processing and Conversion

The Role of Green Chemistry in Biomass Processing and Conversion

How to Cite

Marriott, R. and Sin, E. (2012) Supercritical CO2 as an Environmentally Benign Medium for Biorefinery, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    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

    The Biocomposites Centre, Bangor University Gwynedd, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470644102

Online ISBN: 9781118449400

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Keywords:

  • supercritical CO2;
  • scCO2, medium for biorefinery;
  • SFE step

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Properties of CO2

  • Using CO2 within the Biorefinery

  • Extraction with CO2

  • Extraction of Lipids

  • Extraction of Secondary Metabolites from Ligno-Cellulosic Feedstocks

  • Reactions in Supercritical CO2

  • Conclusions and Prospectives

  • References