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Organic waste as a sustainable feedstock for platform chemicals


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Coma, M., Martinez-Hernandez, E., Abeln, F., Raikova, S., Donnelly, J., Arnot, T., Allen, M., Hong, D. D. and Chuck, C. J., 2017. Organic waste as a sustainable feedstock for platform chemicals. Faraday Discussions

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    https://doi.org/10.1039/C7FD00070G

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    Abstract

    Biorefineries have been established since 1980s for biofuel production, switching lately from first to second generation feedstocks in order to avoid the food versus fuel dilemma. In a lesser extent, many opportunities have been investigated to produce chemicals from biomass using by-products of present biorefineries, simple waste streams. Current facilities apply intensive pre-treatments to deal with single substrate types such as carbohydrates. However, most organic streams such as municipal solid waste or algal blooms present a high complexity and variable mixture of molecules, which makes difficult specific compound production and separation. Here we focus on flexible anaerobic fermentation and hydrothermal processes that can treat complex biomass as a whole to obtain a range of products within an integrated biorefinery concept.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsComa, M., Martinez-Hernandez, E., Abeln, F., Raikova, S., Donnelly, J., Arnot, T., Allen, M., Hong, D. D. and Chuck, C. J.
    DOI10.1039/C7FD00070G
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    https://doi.org/10.1039/C7FD00070GFree Full-text
    Uncontrolled Keywordsorganic waste,biorefinery,anaerobic digestion,renewable feedstocks,platform chemicals,engineering (miscellaneous),biotechnology,industrial and manufacturing engineering
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Chemistry
    Research Centres & Institutes > Bioprocessing Research unit (BRU)
    Faculty of Engineering & Design > Chemical Engineering
    Research Centres & Institutes > Institute for Policy Research
    Research Centres & Institutes > Reaction and Catalysis Engineering research unit (RaCE)
    Research Centres?? WIRC ??
    Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies
    EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Mathematics (SAMBa)
    Water Informatics: Science and Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training (WISE)
    Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code54780

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