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Title: Increasing the revenue from lignocellulosic biomass: maximizing feedstock utilization

Source: Science Advances. 1-7.

Author(s)Alonso, David Martin; Hakim, Sikander H.; Zhou, Shengfei ; Won, Wangyun ; Hosseinaei, Omid ; Tao, Jingming ; Garcia-Negron, Valerie ; Montagamwala, Ali Hussain; Mellmer, Max A.; Huang, Kefeng ; Houtman, Carl J.; Labbe, Nicole ; Harper, David P.; Maravelias, Christos; Runge, Troy ; Dumesic, James A.

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-1B

Abstract: The production of renewable chemicals and biofuels must be cost- and performance- competitive with petroleumderived equivalents to be widely accepted by markets and society. We propose a biomass conversion strategy that maximizes the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass (up to 80% of the biomass to useful products) into high-value products that can be commercialized, providing the opportunity for successful translation to an economically viable commercial process. Our fractionation method preserves the value of all three primary components: (i) cellulose, which is converted into dissolving pulp for fibers and chemicals production; (ii) hemicellulose, which is converted into furfural (a building block chemical); and (iii) lignin, which is converted into carbon products (carbon foam, fibers, or battery anodes), together producing revenues of more than $500 per dry metric ton of biomass. Once de-risked, our technology can be extended to produce other renewable chemicals and biofuels.

Keywords: Biomass; conversion; gamma valerolactone

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 700 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/12/2018

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RITS Product ID: 90554
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Houtman, Carl J.
Chemical Engineer
  

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