Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (1.2 MB)

Title: Integrating separation and conversion - Conversion of biorefinery process streams to biobased chemicals and fuels

Author: Bozell, Joseph J.; Biannic, Berenger; Cedeno, Diana; Elder, Thomas; Hosseinaei, Omid; Delbeck, Lukas; Kim, Jae-Woo; O'Lenick, C.J.; Young, Timothy;

Date: 2014

Source: Bioenergy Research 2014, 7:856-866

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Abstract The concept of the integrated biorefinery is critical to developing a robust biorefining industry in the USA.Within this model, the biorefinery will produce fuel as a highvolume output addressing domestic energy needs and biobased chemical products (high-value organics) as an output providing necessary economic support for fuel production. This paper will overview recent developments within two aspects of the integrated biorefinery—the fractionation of biomass into individual process streams and the subsequent conversion of lignin into chemical products. Solvent-based separation of switchgrass, poplar, and mixed feedstocks is being developed as a biorefinery “front end” and will be described as a function of fractionation conditions. Control over the properties and structure of the individual biomass components (carbohydrates and lignin) can be observed by adjusting the fractionation process. Subsequent conversion of the lignin isolated from this fractionation leads to low molecular weight aromatics from selective chemical oxidation. Together, processes such as these provide examples of foundational technology that will contribute to a robust domestic biorefining industry.

Keywords: Fractionation, Catalysis, Co-Schiff base complex, Lignin, Biorefinery, Organosolv

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Bozell, Joseph J.; Astner; Anton; Baker; Darren; Biannic, Berenger; Cedeno, Diana; Elder, Thomas; Hosseinaei, Omid; Delbeck, Lukas; Kim, Jae-Woo; O'Lenick, C.J.; Young, Timothy 2014. Integrating separation and conversion - Conversion of biorefinery process streams to biobased chemicals and fuels. Bioenergy Research. 7:856-866. 11 p.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.