Integrated Biorefinery for Valorization of Engineered Bioenergy Crops - A Review

Ramkrishna Singh, Vijay Singh

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Abstract

Biorefinery allows production of multiple bioproducts from various biomass and streams using suitable unit operations to improve the economics of process while minimizing waste generation. Biorefinery holds importance in the biofuel industry because multiple coproducts can allow to produce biofuels at a price which is competitive of fossil fuels. Newer generations of cellulosic biomasses are being developed to accumulate lipids and pigments. Such crops, which can be cultivated on land unsuitable for row crops, are aimed to provide drop-in fuels to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and food crops. This review describes the potential of recovery and value addition to different constituents of engineered crops besides producing drop-in fuels. The work also provides the market value of different products which can be obtained from engineered crops to make an informed decision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-282
Number of pages12
JournalIndustrial Biotechnology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Biorefinery
  • biofuels
  • bioproducts
  • engineered biomass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology

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