Integrated Processes for Chemical Utilization of Biomass
Extraction and process technology of all kinds is faced with the selective isolation of components or conversion products derived from the raw material. The technology can only be economic if the total value of the products exceeds raw material, processing and investment costs. This can occur over the entire range of the total value obtained by multiplying the unit value or values by the yield. For example, the mining of gold, iron, coal and gravel covers the range from very low yields of high value gold to very high yields of low value gravel. Multiple products can also increase total value, and this is the pattern in the petroleum refining and meat packing industries.
KeywordsSugar Cane Cane Yield Black Liquor Conversion Product Biomass Conversion
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