Biofuel-driven Biorefineries Report 2013

Published on
February 1, 2013

This report addresses a selection of the most promising biorefinery concepts to produce large volumes of road transportation biofuels by 2025.

Biorefining, i.e. the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable bio-based products (food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials) and bioenergy (fuels, power, heat), is the optional approach to use biomass resources as efficient as possible, thereby optimising the specific financial added-value obtained from the biomass at acceptable social and ecological impact. In energy or biofuel-driven biorefineries the main focus is to produce transportation fuels from biomass, where chain composing agro-, forestry and process residues are used to co-produce added value bio-based products to make the overall product portfolio more market competitive.