Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing

Chantal Bergeron, Danielle Julie Carrier, Shri Ramaswamy

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In order to successfully compete as a sustainable energy source, the value of biomass must be maximized through the production of valuable co-products in the biorefinery. Specialty chemicals and other biobased products can be extracted from biomass prior to or after the conversion process, thus increasing the overall profitability and sustainability of the biorefinery. Biorefinery Co-Products highlights various co-products that are present in biomass prior to and after processing, describes strategies for their extraction , and presents examples of bioenergy feedstocks that contain high value products. Topics covered include: Bioactive compounds from woody biomass. Phytochemicals from sugar cane, citrus waste and algae. Valuable products from corn and other oil seed crops. Proteins from forages. Enhancing the value of existing biomass processing streams. Aimed at academic researchers, professionals and specialists in the bioenergy industry, Biorefinery Co-Products is an essential text for all scientists and engineers working on the efficient separation, purification and manufacture of value-added biorefinery co-products. For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable resources, visit

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
ISBN (Print)9780470973578
StatePublished - Mar 15 2012


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