Developments in cereal-based biorefineries

A. A. Koutinas, C. Du, C. S K Lin, C. Webb

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Restructuring conventional cereal-based processes is essential in order to create viable biorefineries for the production of fuels, chemicals and materials. Advanced biorefinery schemes should exploit the full potential of cereal grains by exploiting every component and residue to produce a wide spectrum of commodity and speciality products. This chapter presents generic biorefinery approaches that utilize the wheat grain for the production of bioethanol, polyhydroxybutyrate, succinic acid and various added-value products (e.g., arabinoxylans). Cereal-based food by-product or waste streams generated from primary processing of cereals, households, restaurants and catering services could be used for the development of second-generation biorefineries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biorefineries
Subtitle of host publicationBiomass and Waste Supply Chain Exploitation
EditorsK. W. Waldron
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9780857095213
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWoodhead publishing series in energy


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