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Research Project: New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry

Location: Renewable Product Technology Research

Title: Novel renewable products for biorefineries

item Rich, Joseph

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/21/2017
Publication Date: 3/27/2017
Citation: Rich, J.O. 2017. Novel renewable products for biorefineries [abstract]. International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Their Applications in Agriculture, The Future of Agriculture Technology session, March 27-29, 2017, Cairo, Egypt. S3.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A biorefinery integrates unit operations to convert biomass into a variety of biobased products, including fuels, chemicals, energy, and feed. Government policy initiatives over the last 1-2 decades have emphasized the production of biobased fuels, and consequently the number of dry-grind ethanol biorefineries has increased significantly. Historically, fuel ethanol biorefineries have produced only two primary products – ethanol and distillers grains. More recently, corn oil and carbon dioxide provided additional revenue streams. However, the growth and sustainability of the biorefining industry requires the development of more value-added products from abundant agricultural feedstocks, including lignocellulosics. This presentation will include a variety of examples of biobased products currently being examined in our laboratory.