- Biobased chemicals and polymers, opportunities and growth preductions
- Economic benefits of co-production of chemicals and fuels
- GHG emmissions reductions through biobased chemical production
Reasons to read
- Information on market activity and chemical development
- Inform sustainability decisions
- Understand how chemicals fit within biorefinery development
Number of pages: 36
Accessibility: This item is free to download
This thirty-six page report, prepared on behalf of IEA Bioenergy - Task 42 Biorefinery, addresses the main bio-based chemicals that could potentially be co-produced with secondary energy carriers in integrated biorefinery facilities.
Biorefining, i.e. the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable bio-based products (chemicals. materials) and bioenergy (fuels, power heat) is generally seen as the optimal strategy to sustainably convert biomass into a portfolio of biomass -derived intermediates and products that will form the base for the future bio-based economy.
The report deals with the current production of bio-based chemicals, chemicals that potentially could be produced from major biorefinery platforms (syngas, biogas, sugars, oils, algae, organic solution, lignin, pyrolysis oil), market growth predictions for the production of bio-based chemicals, economic benefits of co-producing bioenergy and bio-based chemicals, and an overview of commercial and near market bio-based chemicals (C1-C6, Cn).
The purpose of the report is to provide an unbiased, authoritative statement aimed at stakeholders from the agro-sector, industry, SMEs, policy makers, and NGOs.
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