Bringing Biofuels and Bioproducts TogetherAuthor(s): George Brown
Bio-based product development (chemicals and materials) is one of the fastest-growing divisions of the biotech industry, and it represents a tremendous opportunity to advance the nascent bioeconomy. Bioproducts can be produced in a single-product process; however, co-producing bioproducts with biofuels provides a more efficient, cost-effective, and integrated strategy to utilising our country's biomass resources. The biorefinery offers significant prospects to profit on the development of bio-based chemicals and polymers that are exact drop-in replacements for petrochemicals in the context of biofuel generation. The revenue earned by the sale of co-products adds value to the overall economics of biorefinery operations, allowing for the manufacture of cost-competitive fuels.