Literature Review on Biorefinery Processes Integrated to the Pulp Industry


Biorefinery is a new term to designate two main subjects, bioproducts and bioenergy, which play important roles towards a more bio-based society. This paper reviews the current biorefineries model as well as its future importance focusing on pulp mill opportunities. There are currently several different levels of integration in biorefineries which add to their sustainability, both economically and environmentally. Enzymatic pretreatment for biomass deconstruction aiming to release the polysaccharides is a key technology in the future biorefineries and it is currently the subject of intensive research.

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Gomes, F. , Santos, F. , Colodette, J. , Demuner, I. and Batalha, L. (2014) Literature Review on Biorefinery Processes Integrated to the Pulp Industry. Natural Resources, 5, 419-432. doi: 10.4236/nr.2014.59039.

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