Waste Valorization for Value-added Products

Wood Biomass Valorization for Value-added Chemicals

Author(s): Vinay Kumar, Neha Sharma and Subhrangsu Sundar Maitra *

Pp: 202-215 (14)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815123074123010012

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Wood biomass is a vital component in producing various value-added products. It can be used to produce biofuels and chemicals. Agriculture practices produce a lot of lignocellulosic biomass, a waste management concern for years. Most of this lignocellulosic biomass is considered waste. But in recent years, efforts have been made to utilize and valorize this biomass to produce value-added products. The major challenge with lignocellulosic biomass is that it cannot be used in production processes. Therefore, it requires several physical and chemical pretreatments. This chapter discusses various pretreatment technologies involved in valorizing lignocellulosic biomass. In addition, it also discusses lignin pretreatment, saccharification, and microbial biodiesel production. 

Keywords: Biodiesel, Lignocellulosic biomass, Pretreatment, Saccharification, Value-added chemicals, Wood biomass, Waste.

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