Development, economics and global warming potential of lignocellulose biorefinery

Fang, Y., Li, Y. , Ahmed, A. and You, S. (2021) Development, economics and global warming potential of lignocellulose biorefinery. In: Bhaskar, T. and Pandey, A. (eds.) Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals: Lignin Biorefinery. Elsevier, pp. 1-13. ISBN 9780128202944 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-820294-4.00012-0)

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Depletion of fossil fuel and climate change crisis are two of the greatest challenges we are facing and have sparked great interest in searching for renewable energy resources. Lignin has been considered as one of the best renewable energy sources to meet this growing energy demand while mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. This chapter will review the structural characteristics of lignin as well as three main types of lignin conversion processes, i.e. thermochemical conversion, catalytic chemical depolymerization, and biological depolymerization. The economics and global warming potential of lignin-related biorefinery processes and systems will also be discussed.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:You, Dr Siming and AHMED, ASAM and Li, Yize and FANG, Yi
Authors: Fang, Y., Li, Y., Ahmed, A., and You, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:29 January 2021

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