1. Integrated Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers

  1. Shang-Tian Yang1,
  2. Hesham A El-Enshasy2 and
  3. Nuttha Thongchul3
  1. Shang-Tian Yang and
  2. Mingrui Yu

Published Online: 12 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118642047.ch1

Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers

Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers

How to Cite

Yang, S.-T. and Yu, M. (2013) Integrated Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers, in Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers (eds S.-T. Yang, H. A. El-Enshasy and N. Thongchul), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118642047.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

  2. 2

    Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

  3. 3

    Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470541951

Online ISBN: 9781118642047

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Keywords:

  • algae biorefinery;
  • chemicals;
  • corn refinery;
  • fuels;
  • lignocellulosic biorefinery;
  • polymers;
  • soybean biorefinery;
  • sugarcane biorefinery

Summary

Biomass includes any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis. The commercialization of biomass-based biorefinery is largely dependent on the exploitation of full utilization of biomass components. This chapter provides an overview on the current status in the utilization of all components of corn and soybeans to produce various products (corn and soybean-based biorefineries), illustrating the concept of a whole-crop biorefinery. A similar concept in sugarcane biorefinery is also briefly reviewed. Then, the chapter reviews the recent developments in the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass to produce biofuels and chemicals (lignocellulosic biorefinery). Finally, a brief discussion on the algae biorefinery using sunlight and CO2 for fuel and chemical production is provided.