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Development of Green Biorefinery for Biomass Utilization: A Review

Shuangning Xiu, Abolghasem Shahbazi


Green biorefineries are multiproduct systems, which utilize green biomass as an abundant and versatile raw material for the manufacture of industrial products. It represents an innovative approach to alternative applications of surplus grassland biomass. An overview of the main aspects, activities, and processing technologies was presented in this paper. Recent developments on the green biorefinery in both Europe and North America were discussed. A focus for future R&D work in this field was recommended.

Citation: Xiu, S., and Shahbazi, A. (2015). "Development of Green Biorefinery for Biomass Utilization: A Review." Tr. Ren. Energy, 1(1), 4-15. DOI: 10.17737/tre.2015.1.1.008


Green Biorefinery; Biomass; Grass; Biofuel; Renewable Energy; Aquatic Plants; Algae; Switchgrass; Grant Miscanthus

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